The first major championship of the 2020 golf season is finally here: The 2020 PGA Championship.
The PGA Championship is unique this year, not just for its postponent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also because it features the largest purse in event history as World No. 6 golfer Brooks Koepka attempts to win the tournament an unprecedented third time in a row.
With that, here is everything you need to know about the 2020 PGA Championship, including a list of tee times (updated daily), the complete TV schedule, purse, odds and more.
Watch the PGA Championship live
For the first time in PGA Championship history, ESPN will have a share of the broadcast rights for the tournament alongside CBS. ESPN will air five hours’ worth of coverage in Rounds 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday, respectively, followed by three-hour broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday. CBS will take over the weekend coverage once the leaders tee off on those respective days. Here is the full breakdown for the PGA Championship TV schedule (all times Eastern):
ESPN+ will stream coverage of the PGA Championship the same time as its TV network broadcasts its share of the coverage. Those with an active cable subscription can stream the event on either CBS All Access or WatchESPN. Another option is fuboTV, which streams live sports and is offering a seven-day free trial.
PGA Championship tee times 2020
Here is the complete list of PGA Championship tee times and groupings for Thursday’s Round 1:
Round 1: Thursday, Aug. 6
Tee No. 1
Tee No. 10
PGA Championship purse
The purse at the 2020 PGA Championship will be the largest in the event’s history: $15 million paid out to golfers who make the cut, an increase of $2.5 million from the 2019 PGA Championship. The first place winner will win $2.7 million in prize money, an increase of over $700,000 for each of the last two tournaments ($1.98 million). The remaining golfers in the top three will each be awarded at least $1 million.
PGA Championship odds, picks for 2020
Koepka and World No. 1 Justin Thomas enter with the highest-rated odds to win the PGA Championship, both at +1000 odds, per Sports Insider. Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy round out the top five odds at +1400, respectively. Below are the top odds entering the 2020 PGA Championship, per Sports Insider:
Where is the 2020 PGA Championship?
The 2020 PGA Championship will take place at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. It is not only the first time the course has hosted the PGA Championship, but also the first time it has hosted a major championship. This will also be the first time the PGA Championship has taken place on the West Coast since Vijay Singh won the event at Sahalee Country Club in Washington. Below are the details of the course:
PGA Championship 2020 COVID-19 rules
As the first major championship of the 2020 season, the PGA Championship will be played without spectator attendance, in accordance with health regulations mandated by the state of California and county and city of San Francisco.
PGA Championship past winners
Based on recent history, Koepka has a leg up to win the PGA Championship, winning each of the last two tournaments. Koepka is tied with McIlroy for second-most wins in the event this millenium (two), trailing only Tiger Woods’ four. Koepka is also the only golfer besides Tiger to have won this event in back-to-back years since 2000; Woods won in 2006 and ’07.
That said, Thomas enters the event having won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and is the last golfer prior to Koepka to win the PGA Championship. Tiger (World No. 15) last won the event in 2007. Here’s a full breakdown of the winners (and their share) for each of the last 20 PGA championships:
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