What is the history of the PGA Championship in Rochester NY?

The PGA Championship has a rich history in Rochester, NY. The championship has been hosted in Rochester on multiple occasions, primarily at the renowned Oak Hill Country Club.

The first PGA Championship held in Rochester took place in 1956 at Oak Hill’s East Course. Jack Burke Jr. emerged as the victor, capturing his only major championship.

The championship returned to Oak Hill in 1968, where Julius Boros triumphed, becoming the oldest winner of a major at that time.

In 1980, the PGA Championship returned to Oak Hill once again, and this time it was won by Jack Nicklaus.

The fourth and most recent PGA Championship held in Rochester was in 2003, again at Oak Hill. Shaun Micheel claimed his first and only major championship title.

These championships helped solidify Oak Hill’s reputation as a premier venue for major golf tournaments and contributed to Rochester’s status as a significant destination for golf enthusiasts.