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PGA Championship 2016: Tee Times, Date, TV Schedule and Prize Money

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 27, 2016

Jul 21, 2016; Oakville, Ontario, CAN; Jason Day (AUS) plays his tee shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
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After some eventful moments from the first three majors, the PGA Championship has a lot to live up to in the coming week.

So far this year, we have seen three first-time winners, including some upset performances, dominant showings and memorable final rounds. Although the final major of the year is often overlooked compared to the other three, it still has the potential to create some exciting moments thanks to a loaded field and interesting storylines.

Here is a look at what you need to know heading into the weekend of the PGA Championship.

    

2016 PGA Championship

Dates: July 28-31

Course: Baltusrol GC, Springfield, New Jersey

Purse: $10 million ($1.8 million for winner)

    

PGA Championship TV Schedule
RoundDateNetworkTime (ET)
1July 28TNT1 - 7 p.m.
2July 29TNT1 - 7 p.m.
3July 30TNT11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CBS2 - 7 p.m.
4July 31TNT11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CBS2 - 7 p.m.
Source: PGATour.com
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Preview

Jul 17, 2016; Troon, Ayrshire,  SCT; Phil Mickelson (USA) watches his chip shot on the 3rd hole during the final round of the 145th Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course. Mandatory Credit: Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
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It will be tough for fans to recover after one of the top finishes to a major in years just occurred at The Open Championship.

Phil Mickelson shot a 65 on Sunday to finish at 17 under par for the tournament, which would have been good enough to win in most years. However, it was Henrik Stenson who stole the show with a final round of 63, putting him 20 under for the week.

ESPN's Mike Greenberg gave high praise to Stenson's individual showing:

Golic and Wingo @GolicAndWingo

"I think Stenson's round is as good as anything I've EVER seen." - Greeny https://t.co/i6fcHzy4sE

Meanwhile, the duel between the two in the final pairing was as good as anything the sport has seen in decades. Even Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson put it up there against their famous "Duel in the Sun" in the 1977 British Open, according to Jimmy Roberts of NBC Sports:

Jimmy Roberts @JimmyRobertsNBC

Sunday Jack said Stenson/Mickelson was better golf than the duel in the sun. Not shocking, he lost. Tonight at a dinner & Watson agreed. Wow

The difference between second and third place in 1977 was 10 strokes. The difference between Mickelson (second place) and J.B. Holmes (third) this time around was 11.

When you have this type of battle and Stenson was just better, there isn't a lot to be upset about from Mickelson's perspective, as he explained to ESPN.com's Jason Sobel:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Phil Mickelson on the final round at Troon: "I have no regrets, other than not going over to Henrik Stenson's bag and bending his putter."

Can fans possibly get another performance of this level in Springfield? There are certainly players with the ability to put on a show.

Besides Stenson and Mickelson, there are a number of golfers entering the week performing at a consistently high level. One of those is Dustin Johnson, who won the U.S. Open as part of a stretch of six straight top-10 finishes. He has long been one of the top strikers in the world, but he is finally playing to his potential.

According to Ryan Lavner of Golf Channel, Johnson also has a chance to overtake Jason Day as the No. 1 player in the world if he wins this week.

Of course, Day isn't going to go down quietly after winning this event last year with a score of 20 under. He might not have any major wins in 2016, but he has still put together a strong season and remains a top contender. The same could be said about Rory McIlroy, who will be in the same group as Day and Mickelson in the first two days this week.

Additionally, Jordan Spieth would like to get back on track after two less than stellar showings at the U.S. Open and British Open. While he was competitive in both events, he was also a combined 11 over par in these two tournaments.

Few were expecting Spieth to match his 2015 effort in majors, where he won two titles and ended with four top-five finishes. However, plenty of fans are hoping the young star will find himself back near the top of leaderboards this weekend.

With plenty of other sleepers capable of pulling off surprises beyond these big names, anything can happen in Baltusrol.

Thursday Tee Times
Start Tee No. 1
Time (ET)Golfers
7 a.m.Bradley DredgePatton KizzireMark R. Brown
7:10 a.m.K.J. ChoiTommy SharpJon Curran
7:20 a.m.Jason KokrakJosh SpeightKristoffer Broberg
7:30 a.m.Darren ClarkeDavid LingmerthDaniel Berger
7:40 a.m.Aaron BaddeleyKevin KisnerEmiliano Grillo
7:50 a.m.John DalyPadraig HarringtonVijay Singh
8 a.m.Victor DubuissonMarcus FraserJames Hahn
8:10 a.m.Soren KjeldsenBilly Hurley IIIScott Hend
8:20 a.m.Matt JonesRikard KarlbergCharley Hoffman
8:30 a.m.Robert StrebVaughn TaylorKevin Na
8:40 a.m.Gregory BourdyJonas BlixtRoberto Castro
8:50 a.m.Ross FisherOmar UrestiGreg Chalmers
9 a.m.Zac BlairSmylie KaufmanDavid Muttitt
12:15 p.m.Joe SummerhaysYuta IkedaColt Knost
12:25 p.m.Ryan PalmerRob LabritzGary Woodland
12:35 p.m.Alex NorenAndrew JohnstonScott Piercy
12:45 p.m.Shaun MicheelRich Berberian Jr.Rocco Mediate
12:55 p.m.Tony FinauAnirban LahiriMatthew Fitzpatrick
1:05 p.m.Danny LeeMatt KucharLuke Donald
1:15 p.m.Jim FurykFrancesco MolinariShane Lowry
1:25 p.m.Bubba WatsonJordan SpiethSergio Garcia
1:35 p.m.Patrick ReedJustin RoseCharl Schwartzel
1:45 p.m.Danny WillettDustin JohnsonHenrik Stenson
1:55 p.m.Graeme McDowellWebb SimpsonLouis Oosthuizen
2:05 p.m.Ryan MooreKyle ReifersBen Polland
2:15 p.m.Mitch LoweKevin StreelmanYoung-han Song
Start Tee No. 10
Time (ET)Golfers
7 a.m.Chris KirkWyatt Worthington IIFreddie Jacobson
7:10 a.m.Jason BohnJeunghun WangBrian Gaffney
7:20 a.m.J.B. HolmesBrian StuardHideki Matsuyama
7:30 a.m.Tyrrell HattonHarris EnglishMatt Dobyns
7:40 a.m.Rickie FowlerErnie ElsZach Johnson
7:50 a.m.Chris WoodBranden GraceJimmy Walker
8 a.m.Justin ThomasRafa Cabrera-BelloPaul Casey
8:10 a.m.Brooks KoepkaBrandt SnedekerLee Westwood
8:20 a.m.Adam ScottKeegan BradleyJamie Donaldson
8:30 a.m.Jason DayPhil MickelsonRory McIlroy
8:40 a.m.Bill HaasJamie LovemarkAndy Sullivan
8:50 a.m.George CoetzeeRod PerryHideto Tanihara
9 a.m.Nicolas ColsaertsJhonattan VegasRyan Helminen
12:15 p.m.Michael BlockHarold Varner IIIJohn Senden
12:25 p.m.Kevin ChappellJohan KokTroy Merritt
12:35 p.m.Russell HenleyFabian GomezThorbjorn Olesen
12:45 p.m.Rich BeemSteve StrickerDavid Toms
12:55 p.m.James MorrisonBrandon StoneBilly Horschel
1:05 p.m.Jason DufnerMartin KaymerY.E. Yang
1:15 p.m.Bernd WiesbergerByeong Hun AnBrendan Steele
1:25 p.m.Marc LeishmanKiradech AphibarnratRussell Knox
1:35 p.m.Jim HermanThongchai JaideeThomas Pieters
1:45 p.m.Soomin LeeWilliam McGirtJoost Luiten
1:55 p.m.Brad LardonK.T. KimPeter Malnati
2:05 p.m.Daniel SummerhaysCameron TringaleRick Schuller
2:15 p.m.Brad OttBryce MolderSi Woo Kim
Source: PGA.com

    

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