News & ToursAugust 8, 2007

Going Low At Southern Hills

Southern Hills will crown a PGA champion for the fourth time since the format was changed to stroke play n 1958. That's the most of the 10 courses that have held the PGA Championship two times or more since '58. Southern Hills also has the third-lowest average winning total of those 10 courses:

Course (years hosted) ... Average winning score

Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga. (1981, 2001) ... 269.0

Riviera C.C., Pacific Palisades, Calif. (1983, 1995) ... 270.5

Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla. (1970, 1982, 1994) ... 273.3

Valhalla G.C., Louisville, Ky. (1996, 2000) ... 273.5

Medinah (Ill.) C.C. (1999, 2006) ... 273.5

Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio (1986, 1993) ... 274.0

Oak Hill C.C., Rochester, N.Y. (1980, 2003) ... 275.0

Oakland Hills C.C., Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (1972, 1979) ... 276.5

Shoal Creek C.C., Birmingham, Ala. (1984, 1990) ... 277.5

Firestone C.C., Akron, Ohio (1960, 1966, 1975) ... 279.0

--* Cliff Schrock*

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