- Associated Press - Saturday, August 3, 2013

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Ten things to know about the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club:

TIGER’S LAST CHANCE

This is the 10th time Tiger Woods has come to the PGA Championship looking for his first major of the year. He only avoided a shutout in 1999 and 2007. A failure to win at Oak Hill would mean his fifth straight season without a major.

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OAK HILL

Oak Hill didn’t start hosting big championships until 1956, though it has staged some big moments. It’s where Lee Trevino first emerged as a major champion in 1968, and where Curtis Strange went back-to-back in the U.S. Open in 1989. Europe turned the tide in the Ryder Cup with a comeback at Oak Hill in 1995. And even when it had a surprise winner in Shaun Micheel, he clinched the 2003 PGA Championship with a 7-iron to 2 inches on the last hole.

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WHERE IT ALL STARTED FOR MCILROY

A year ago, Rory McIlroy had gone five months without winning as questions swirled about his future. He won the PGA Championship by a record margin, won three other big events and ended the year at No. 1 in the world. Can he get his game back on track at the final major?

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YOUTH IS SERVED

The last three PGA champions were all in their 20s _ Rory McIlroy (23), Keegan Bradley (25) and Martin Kaymer (27). That hasn’t happened at any major in nearly 50 years, when Gary Player (25), Jack Nicklaus (23) and Bobby Nichols (28) won the PGA from 1962-64.

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QUICK TURNAROUND

Eighteen days after Phil Mickelson’s name was engraved on the claret jug at the British Open, the opening tee shot will be struck in the PGA Championship. It could be worse. Fifty years ago, Jack Nicklaus won the PGA just one week after the British Open.

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