The 2013 PGA Championship is the 95th edition of the fourth major on the schedule, and this historical tournament should have both casual and hardcore golf fans alike excited for Day 1.
With a bona fide legend like Tiger Woods seeking his 15th major after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational leading into this week, the field has been put on notice.
Add in the fact that fan favorite Phil Mickelson is coming off a monumental win at the British Open, and there are enough major storylines playing out over the first day of the tournament to make missing a second of the action something everyone should want to avoid.
When: Thursday, Aug. 8
Where: Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, N.Y.
Live Stream: PGA.com
Full PGA Championship TV Schedule
|Round 1||TNT||1-7 p.m. ET|
|Round 2||TNT||1-7 p.m. ET|
|Round 3||TNT||11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET|
|CBS||2-7 p.m. ET|
|Round 4||TNT||11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET|
|CBS||2-7 p.m. ET|
Table information via MajorsChampionships.com.
Full PGA Championship 2013 Live-Stream Schedule
|Thursday||8:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m ET|
|Friday||8:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m ET|
|Saturday||11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m ET|
|Sunday||11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m ET|
All live stream information via PGA.com.
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Five years since winning his last major, Tiger Woods comes into the PGA Championship as the favorite to steal the show after beating the field by seven shots at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last weekend.
Woods has four major championship victories in this tournament—1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007—and he had won the Bridgestone Invitational each of those years. With another huge victory last week, this is Woods' best shot at his 15th career major.
No one is playing better than Woods right now, and with him as the top-ranked player in the world and leading the FedEx Cup standings, there is little doubt that the table has been set for Woods to thrive at Oak Hill.
If Woods wants to win this tournament, it starts with an excellent Day 1.
While a 21st-place finish at last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is not the kind of momentum Phil Mickelson wanted to carry into the PGA Championship, he is still coming down off the buzz of winning the 2013 British Open.
Add in Mickelson’s stellar play at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club—he finished second to Justin Rose—and there is little doubt that Lefty is playing well enough right now to give Woods and the rest of the field some serious competition.
Mickelson only has one PGA Championship on his resume (2005), and with Woods playing as well as he has over the last week, adding another major championship now would make the victory the perfect way to end the 2013 campaign.
All stat and information come via PGATour.com, unless otherwise noted.