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PGA Championship

How To Make The PGA Championship Cool

Our suggestions to add a little more sizzle to the season's final major

August 2012

Sam Snead, Johnny Palmer

1. Change the format

Changing the format of the PGA to match play would be the easiest way to differentiate the season's final major from it's three predecessors and immediately give it a platform to brand itself upon. While changes to major championships are usually rife with logistical or traditionalist issues, simply reverting back to the format the tournament used until 1958 would make for must-watch TV. The marquee match-ups would create head-to-head drama and give credence to the notion that some players are mentally tougher than others. And all with a major on the line.
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