Re-introducing match play would make PGA Championship an event

Matt Kuchar celebrates his victory at World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play in February....

Matt Kuchar celebrates his victory at World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play in February. (Getty Images/AFP)

JON MCCARTHY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:14 PM ET

Put your hand up if your favourite golf major is the PGA Championship.

Thought so.

The Masters is the beauty. The U.S. Open is the beast. The Open Championship is the prince. (Or, at least, they have castles over there.)

Where does that leave the PGA Championship?

The year’s final major is famous for, well, being the year’s final major.

Or, even worse, the other major.

While that’s enough to get golf fans pumped, it takes more than that to capture the interest of casual sports fans.

If one player has won the season’s first three majors and is taking a run at golf’s holy grail, the single-season grand slam, the PGA Championship would be front-page news. But that hasn’t happened since Ben Hogan in 1953, when he won the Masters at Augusta, the U.S. Open at Oakmont and the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Unfortunately that year, the PGA Championship overlapped with the Open Championship, so Hogan didn’t even get the chance to go for the slam.


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