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PGA Championship: Baltusrol Facts and Trends

The 2016 PGA Championship sets its sights on Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey this weekend for the last major championship of the 2016 season. OddsShark has compiled a list of facts and trends about the course and the tournament itself to help you handicap the event.

  • Baltusrol is an extremely tough course. In its last staging, Phil Mickelson won in 2005 with a score of 4 under. No one has ever won a major at the course with double-digits under par.
  • All three majors in 2016 have gone to players who had never previously won one (Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson).
  • The PGA Championship is a young man's tournament. Five of the last 10 champions were in their 20s.
  • Seven of the last 10 winners had previously registered a top 10 in the event.
  • Three of the last 10 winners had won the tournament previously.
  • Four of the last 10 PGA Championship winners were American.
  • Three of the last 10 winners were either Irish or Northern Irish.
  • Eight of the last 10 winners were in the top 25 of the world golf rankings.
  • Six of the last 10 winners were in the top five of the world golf rankings.
  • Nine of the last 10 champions had previously won a PGA Tour tournament that season.
  • Nine of the last 10 winners had posted a top 10 in one of their previous two starts ahead of the event.
  • Seven of the last 10 winners had posted a top 10 in at least one of the first three majors of the season.
  • In 1985, Baltusrol became the first club to host both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open on two different courses.
  • In 2014, the course was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
  • This is just the second time Baltusrol will host the PGA Championship.
  • Looking to snap some pictures at the course? Think again. Cellphone use is not permitted as Baltusrol.

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