The US PGA By the Numbers
1 - it is the first time Quail Hollow has staged a men's major.
2 – Rory McIlroy has two PGA Tour wins at Quail Hollow, in the Wells Fargo Championship in 2010 and 2015. He has finished outside the top 10 only once in seven appearances in that event, when he missed the cut.
3 – years since McIlroy won his second US PGA Championship – his most recent major win.
3 - majors won by Jordan Spieth.
4 – Walter Hagen won the championship four years in succession from 1924, when it was played as a match play event.
4 - majors won by McIlroy to date.
5 – Hagen and Jack Nicklaus share the overall record for US PGA Championship wins. Nicklaus was also runner-up on four occasions.
6 – Spieth has the chance to become the sixth player to complete a career Grand Slam, following Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tiger Woods. He would also surpass Woods as the youngest.
8 – Rory McIlroy’s record margin of victory in 2012.
9 – the record margin under par for a round at the championship. Three men have shot 63 on a par-72 course – Player at Shoal Creek in 1984, Jose Maria Olazabal at Valhalla in 2000 and Hiroshi Iwata at Whistling Straits in 2015.
13 – McIlroy won his first US PGA title, and second major, when finishing 13 under par in 2012.
14 – Jimmy Walker’s winning score in last year’s championship at Baltusrol was 14 under.
17 – two-time winner Ray Floyd recorded 17 top-20 finishes in the US PGA.
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