The PGA Championship Returns to Valhalla Golf Club

by | May 8, 2024 | Pro News

The PGA Championship tees off on May 13th, 2024, returning to the famed Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, for the fourth time. The 2nd Major of the year will see the world’s best golfers battle it out for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy.

The Valhalla Golf Club is known for its challenging layout, which was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, who is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. The course is renowned for its wide, rolling fairways, challenging bunkers, and well-guarded greens, which provide a stern test for even the most accomplished golfers.

The trophy was named after Rodman Wanamaker, who was instrumental in founding the PGA of America to promote the game of golf in the United States.

Valhalla has witnessed dramatic finishes in its past PGA Championship history. In 2014, Rory McIlroy emerged victorious in a close contest against Phil Mickelson under challenging weather conditions. Tiger Woods also secured his second PGA Championship title here in 2000 through a playoff victory.

This year, Brooks Koepka will look to defend his 2023 PGA Championship title against a strong field of contenders. Spectator tickets are still available for those who want to witness the action firsthand.

The PGA Championship: Scheffler the Favorite, But Valhalla Offers Upsets

The 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla promises fireworks as the world’s best golfers tackle this Jack Nicklaus masterpiece. While Scottie Scheffler sits atop the world rankings and boasts scorching form, Valhalla’s demanding layout could open the door for an underdog.

Scheffler is the undeniable favorite. His recent Masters victory and dominance throughout the season make him a force to be reckoned with. However, Valhalla’s strategic playing style could favor golfers known for their course management and resilience.

Rory McIlroy, a past champion at Valhalla, could be a threat. He’s hungry to end his major drought, and his experience on this course is invaluable. Brooks Koepka, the defending champion, is another player to watch. His powerful game can handle Valhalla’s length, but replicating last year’s success is never easy.

Don’t count out rising stars like Ludvig Aberg, who impressed at the Masters. Players with a knack for navigating demanding courses could surprise.

Ultimately, the winner will likely be someone who excels in both distance and accuracy, while remaining composed under pressure. While Scheffler is the frontrunner, Valhalla’s history suggests an upset could be brewing, making this PGA Championship an exciting one to follow.

Broadcast Coverage

Dates: May 13th – 19th, 2024

  • ESPN+: Early round coverage will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+ for all four days (Tuesday-Friday) with times ranging from 12:00 PM ET to 7:00 AM ET depending on the day.
  • ESPN: Will air coverage throughout the afternoon for all four days (Tuesday-Friday) with times ranging from 12:00 PM ET to 7:00 PM ET.
  • CBS: Picks up coverage on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (1:00 PM ET to 7:00 PM ET) to showcase the heart of the tournament.
  • Golf Channel/Peacock: Offers additional live coverage throughout the week, with “Live From the PGA Championship” airing on evenings of Saturday and Sunday (7:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET).

Photo courtesy of PGA Championship


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Alan is the founder and publisher of Golf One Media and the former publisher of eSouthernGOLF—a second-generation Florida native who loves all things Florida. You can usually find him with his wife, watching their two daughters coaching volleyball at Oviedo (FL) High School or Mississippi State University when he's not golfing, hunting, or fishing.