The PGA Championship History Exhibit, a “History of the Season’s Final Major,” combines both golf artifacts and memorabilia that reveal the history and tradition of the PGA Championship and its past 92 Champions.
The Exhibit features acclaimed memorabilia such as Jack Nicklaus’ putter after capturing the 1980 PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson’s wedge that clinched his victory on the 18th hole in 2005, a straw hat worn by Sam Snead and the legendary Walter Hagen’s walking stick. The exhibit traces the history of the event, from the very first Championship in 1916, won by Jim Barnes, to the 2010 victory by Martin Kaymer.
The PGA Championship History Exhibit debuted in Louisville in 2000, and continues to travel to locations in advance of future PGA Championship sites. In 2011, the Exhibit will be featured at Johns Creek Walk in Johns Creek, Georgia.
The PGA Championship is one of four premier golf events conducted by The PGA of America. Others include the Ryder Cup, the Senior PGA Championship and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together the winners of golf’s four major championships. Golf’s best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship’s coveted Wanamaker Trophy. Past Champions span both the legendary and recent stars of the game: Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson.
The 2011 PGA Championship History Exhibit will be featured at Johns Creek Walk, located at 11030 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek, GA, from June 7 – August 14, 2011. The Exhibit is free of charge and will be open Tuesday from noon – 8 p.m. and Wednesday – Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, please call 678-512-3200, or visit JohnsCreekGA.gov/pga orJohnsCreekCVB.com.
The 2011 PGA Championship will be contested at the Atlanta Athletic Club in John’s Creek, Georgia. The Final Major Championship will take place August 8 – 14.