PGA Championship tradition to be revived at Valhalla

07/24/2014 06:30 AM

The 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club will host the return of the historical Long Drive Competition for the first time in 30 years.

The original competition also took place in Louisville back in 1952 with a 329-yard drive. It was last conducted in 1984 at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Long Drive Competition will be held during practice rounds on August 5 and will involve players hitting one tee shot from the No. 10 tee. The winning shot must come to rest in the fairway. The top three finishers will receive charitable contributions from PGA REACH.

With just two weeks remaining before the PGA Championship gets underway at Valhalla, the PGA announced the current field of 120 players on Tuesday. It includes British Open champion Rory McIlroy, four-time PGA Championship winner Tiger Woods and reigning champ Jason Dufner. The final field will be released on July 28.

During cn|2 Sports this week, ESPN 680’s Jason Anderson shared what he believes these players need to do to be successful at Valhalla.


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