- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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PGA OF AMERICA

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Louisville, Kentucky.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Valhalla Golf Club (7,458 yards, par 71).

Purse: $10 million. Winner’s share: $1.8 million.

Television: TNT (Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).

Last year: Jason Dufner won at Oak Hill in Rochester, New York. He matched the major championship record with a second-round 63 in a two-stroke victory.

Last week: Rory McIlroy regained the top spot in the world, following his British Open victory with a comeback win in the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. … Geoff Ogilvy won the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada, for his victory PGA Tour victory since 2010.

Notes: Tiger Woods, the 2000 winner at Valhalla, withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational in the final round because of a back injury. The tournament was his third since returning from surgery to alleviate pain from a pinched nerve. Also the 1999, 2006 and 2007 PGA winner, he won the last of his 14 major titles in the 2008 U.S. Open. … The tournament ends the points race for the nine automatic spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. … McIlroy won by eight shots in 2012 at Kiawah Island to break the tournament record for margin of victory. … If tied after 72 holes, the tournament will be decided in a three-hole, stroke-play playoff. If still tied, it will go to sudden death. … The United States won the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla. … Michael Block won the PGA Professional title in June to top the 20 club pro qualifiers. … The PGA of America owns Jack Nicklaus-designed Valhalla. … The 2015 tournament will be played at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. … The Wyndham Championship is next week at Sedgefield in Greensboro, North Carolina, followed by The Barclays - the FedEx Cup opener at Ridgewood in New Jersey.

Online: http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship

PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com

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