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Originally set up as the championship for professionals in a time when the game was dominated by wealthy amateurs, the PGA is always considered the least of the four majors in golf.
Yet it has retained its place as a bona fide major, the last of the season. From 1916 to 1957 it was a matchplay tournament, then it reverted to strokeplay. Twenty spots in the field are reserved for club professionals, and it is difficult to get into the field as an amateur, unlike at the other majors where a few starts are handed out.
2013 Jason Dufner (USA) Oak Hill
2012 Rory McIlroy (NIR) Kiawah Island
2011 Keegan Bradley (USA) Atlanta Athletic Club
2010 Martin Kaymer (GER) Whistling Straits
2009 Y.E Yang (KOR) Hazeltine National
2008 Padraig Harrington (IRE) Oakland Hills
Phil Mickelson (USA) was white hot in the final round at Firestone.
Adam Scott (Australia) Keeps chipping away and is due a good week with the putter.
Justin Rose (England) Was T4 at Firestone and has the game for the grind of a major.
Sergio Garcia (Spain) Faded under McIlroy's blowtorch last week but playing superbly.
Jason Day: battling illness and injury after early-2014 surge.
Marc Leishman: Third at Firestone last week and top-five at the Open Championship, seems ready to take another step forward.
John Senden: Continues to improve his game, especially on the greens, and could contend.
Steven Bowditch: Early-season win put him in the field, and he has been solid.
Matt Jones: Has not contended since he won the Houston Open in April.
Geoff Ogilvy: won in Nevada last week to grab a place, and playing better after a dry spell.
Stuart Deane: An Australian PGA Club Professional who is based in the United States and qualified.
10.15 pm (Thursday AEST) Adam Scott
10.25pm Jason Day
11.15pm Marc Leishman
3.20am (Friday) John Senden
4am Matt Jones
4.35am Geoff Ogilvy
4.40am Steven Bowditch