History of the PGA Professional Championship
ABOUT THE PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Begun in 1968, The PGA Professional Championship provides additional playing opportunities for PGA Professionals. The showcase event for PGA Professionals features a 312-player field representing 41 PGA Sections competing at the peak of their games, and with its 20 top finishers earning a berth in the PGA Championship.
The National Championship was first televised live by Golf Channel in 1997 and has a potential audience of more than 110 million.
HISTORY OF THE PGA OF AMERICA
The PGA of America was established in 1916 to promote the game of golf and enhance the careers of PGA golf professionals. Since that time, the PGA of America has grown into the world's largest working sports organization, with a staff of over 200 people daily servicing the needs of more than 28,000 men and women PGA members and apprentices. The PGA of America is not affiliated with the PGA TOUR or PGA National Resort and Spa. All three entities are separate corporations servicing different segments of the golf industry.
The following major championships are conducted by The PGA of America:
The Ryder Cup
KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
KPMG Women's PGA Championship
PGA Professional Championship National Car Rental Assistant
PGA Professional Championship
Senior PGA Professional Championship
Boys Junior PGA Championship
Girls' Junior PGA Championship
PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
PGA Winter Championships
PGA Tournament Series
PGA Junior League National Championship
Junior Ryder Cup