The PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the season, takes place this week at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. It's the first time the venue will host a major, but not the first time it hosts a professional golf tournament. Since 2003 it's been home to the Wells Fargo Championship, producing winners like Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and two-time champion Rory McIlroy.
Some major changes have been made to the golf course for the PGA, including overhauled fairways, removal of thousands of trees and reshaped greens. But the most significant changes came to a few of the holes, with the first and second holes being meshed into one 540-yard par-4, the construction of a new par-3 second hole and the fifth hole being changed from a par-5 to a par-4.
Like last year at Baltusrol Golf Club, plenty of rain is in the forecast. Expect longer hitters like McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas to have a slight advantage on the field. Defending champion Jimmy Walker is also in the field and looks to continue his solid stretch of form, with two top-30 finishes in his last three events.
TNT will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 1:00 to 7:00 PM ET, and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET. CBS will take over coverage on the weekend starting at 2:00 PM ET.