The US PGA Championship originally featured a match play format, but the format was changed tostroke play by the US PGA in 1958, to broaden the appeal of the event and attract the interest of television networks.
Hazeltine National Golf Club -the 2009 PGA Championship Venue
The Hazeltine National Golf Club is situated in Chaska, Minnesota and will host the 2009 US PGAChampionship once again after (the 2002 PGA Championship was also held here).
Oakland Hills Country Club -2008 Venue
The PGA Championship has led a nomadic existence since itwas first contested in 1916. During its history the event hasbeen played at a wide selection of US PGA ChampionshipUS PGA has elected to have the event hosted by a smallerselection of premium golf courses.The 2008 US PGATournament was hosted by the OaklandHills Country Club in Michigan. This private course is no stranger to important golf tournaments, havinghosted 16 major championships. The 2008 US PGA Championship was played on the South course of theOaklands Hill Country Club, popularly known as 'the monster'.
2008 US PGA Championship Review
The year 2008 has been a great year for major championship golf, and the 2008 US PGA Championshipwas absent from the event, golf fanscould still look forward to some great golf, as a selection of Europe's form golfers took on the PGA Tour'semerging talent at Oakland Hills Country Club.
Harrington Wins 2008 US PGA Championship:
clearly demonstrated that he is a world beater over the final 3 holes of the 2008Open Championship, and carried his success at Royal Birkdale over to one of the United States' biggestgolf tournaments. The Irishman made history at the event and became the first European in 78 years towin the PGA Championship!"I like the fact no other European has won two majors consecutively," Harrington said. "I obviously holda lot of European players who I grew up watching in high esteem. To achieve something that they hadn'tis very special."coursesaround the United States. During recent years thehas continued the trend. Although world number one