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Oak Hill's most recent major assignment came in the same event 10 years ago
Oak Hill: Putting surfaces that are significantly smaller than the PGA Tour average

The world's elite have travelled to New York State for this week's championship at Oak Hill Country Club. Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales...

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  • For the next seven days, all eyes will be on Oak Hill Country Club in New York State, where this year's second major championship takes place.

    Ten years have passed since this 102-year-old venue last staged a major championship.

    Back then, world No 21 Jason Dufner emerged triumphant, winning the PGA Championship by two shots.

    Oak Hill, which is located in the city of Rochester's southern suburbs - some 340 miles north-west of Manhattan - has hosted six majors during its life, plus an extremely dramatic Ryder Cup 28 years ago.

    Although 10 years is not a particularly long time to wait for your next major assignment, it is long enough for the game of golf to have experienced significant changes to the way the sport is played.

    Even after a single decade, the golfers have become fitter, more athletic, and stronger, belting the ball further down the fairway.

    Add to this, changes in club and ball technology, all of which has meant Oak Hill has undergone a number of alterations itself to remain up-to-date, relevant and a venue capable of testing the world's best golfers.

    Established in 1901, the club moved to its current much-larger site 20 years later where the members swapped a nine-hole layout for two 18-hole courses.

    Scotland-born American Donald Ross, who designed many famous courses during his life, was the architect for both Oak Hill's East and West layouts.

    The East Course has hosted three PGA Championships and the same number of US Opens, along with the 1995 Ryder Cup when Bernard Gallacher's European team staged a famous fightback on singles day to defeat the Americans by a single point.

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    Several changes have been made to the course over the decades.

    Robert Trent Jones Senior updated the course in the 1960s; Tom Fazio carried out more alterations in the 1980s and again around the turn of the millennium; while Andrew Green was called in four years ago to make further renovations ahead of this week's PGA Championship.

    According to the club website, the most recent restoration project focused initially on rebuilding the East Course's greens and bunkers.

    Also part of Green's specification brief was to add yardage, where land allowed, and to increase the number of potential pin positions.

    Every green, many of which are raised, was modified to USGA specifications, with changes made to their contours too.

    From the championship tees, the East Course now measures 7,394 yards.

    Trees, trees and more trees are a constant theme at this testing parkland layout where the newly-contoured putting surfaces will present the pros with plenty of serious decision-making this week.

    Fairways, as you'd expect from a course hosting a US Open or PGA Championship, will provide further challenges.

    Thanks to a number of subtle dog-legs, and the presence of well-positioned trees, those hoping to contend this week will need to locate the ideal part of the fairway from the tee in order to attack the pin.

    Although there are no large expanses of water on the course, seven of the holes are affected by a stream which meanders its way across the layout.

    And the greens at Oak Hill are some of the smallest the players will face all year, averaging just 4,500 square feet.

    During the 2019 restoration, the old Bentgrass/Poa annua putting surfaces were replaced with pure Bentgrass.

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    Oak Hill's Six Majors (winner)
    1956: US Open (Cary Middlecoff)
    1968: US Open (Lee Trevino)
    1980: PGA Ch'ship (Jack Nicklaus)
    1989: US Open (Curtis Strange)
    2003: PGA Ch'ship (Shaun Micheel)
    2013: PGA Ch'ship (Jason Dufner)

    Two stats, which may or may not be significant, relate to those players who occupied the leading positions at the Oak Hill championships of 2003 and 2013.

    In 2013, only two of those who finished inside the top 11 after 72 holes were members of the world's top 10 at the start of the tournament - and only one of the leading seven.

    Ten years earlier it was a similar story when eventual champion Shaun Micheel teed-off as the world No 169.

    Only three of the leading 13 finishers were among the world's top-10, while each of the top-four after 72 holes were not even ranked inside the top-50.

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    Form Summary For 2023 Results

    Abraham Ancer: One top-12;
    Brooks Koepka: One win, plus three top-12s;
    Bryson DeChambeau: Top-six in Tulsa on Sunday;
    Cameron Smith: Lost play-off on Sunday, four top-six finishes;
    Dean Burmester: Three top-eight finishes;
    Dustin Johnson: Winner in Tulsa on Sunday;
    Harold Varner: Three top-12s;
    Joaquin Niemann: Three top-12s;
    Mito Pereira: Three top-6 finishes;
    Patrick Reed: Two podiums;
    Phil Mickelson: One top-12;
    Talor Gooch: Two victories this year.

    *There Has Been Six Events Staged On The LIV Tour During 2023 (48 pros per tournament).

    Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

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Last 10 Weeks / Last 10 PGA Championships

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W19 W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10
Jon Rahm 2 15 1 31 Wd
Scottie Scheffler 5 11 10 4 1
Rory McIlroy 47 MC 3 MC
Patrick Cantlay 21 4 3 14 9 19
Xander Schauffele 2 4 4 10 5 19
Max Homa 8 MC MC 43 9 6
Matt Fitzpatrick 35 19 1 10 31 MC MC
Cameron Smith 34
Jordan Spieth MC 2 4 31 3 19
Tony Finau 23 1 31 26 17 19
Viktor Hovland 43 59 7 31 3
Sam Burns MC 11 15 29 1 6 35
Justin Thomas 14 25 MC 10 60
Cameron Young 59 51 7 2 51
Collin Morikawa MC MC 31 10 28 13
Tyrrell Hatton 5 3 19 34 MC 59 2
Sung Jae Im 1 8 6 7 16 17 6
Jason Day 1 MC 39 5 19
Joo Hyung Kim 34 23 7 MC 16 31 51
Kurt Kitayama MC 19 MC MC 5 MC
Tommy Fleetwood 5 15 33 52 3 27
Hideki Matsuyama 23 16 15 31 5
Keegan Bradley 35 48 23 28 MC
Sahith Theegala 56 23 5 9 31 74
Shane Lowry MC 67 16 31 35
Joaquin Niemann 16
Corey Conners 8 31 MC 1 17 MC
Russell Henley 19 4 17 19
Billy Horschel 11 MC 52 9 MC
Tom Hoge 43 13 MC MC 59 3
Wyndham Clark 1 24 3 29 6 5 27
Justin Rose 25 16 36 6
Brian Harman MC 7 MC 17 MC 44
Chris Kirk 56 41 23 10 52 MC
Si Woo Kim 2 43 7 MC 29 39 17 27
Harris English 3 13 63 43 31 MC
Adam Scott 8 5 31 39 31 71
Sepp Straka MC MC 46 22 59 65
Seamus Power 19 18 MC 46 31 MC
Ryan Fox Wd 26 MC 17 27
Abraham Ancer 39
Brooks Koepka 2
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 50 8 41 23 59 19 MC
Taylor Moore 27 4 11 39 1 35
Adrian Meronk 1 21 MC 17
Lucas Herbert 1 63 9 MC
Matt Kuchar 43 23 19 3 9 MC
Patrick Reed 4
Rickie Fowler 14 15 10 17 13
Aaron Wise 50 31 MC
Thomas Pieters 48
Keith Mitchell 59 6 MC 53 52 35
JT Poston MC MC 34 9 10 MC
Denny McCarthy 8 11 25 52 19 13
Alexander Noren MC MC MC 15 52 MC
Guillermo Pereira 43
Adam Svensson 27 41 MC 52 13
Kevin Kisner Wd MC 31 MC 75
Taylor Montgomery 50 MC 19 MC 22 17 44
Mackenzie Hughes 14 MC MC 29 5 MC
Min Woo Lee MC MC MC 31 6
Talor Gooch 34
Harold Varner 29
Nick Taylor 2 41 15 31 10 MC
Scott Stallings MC MC 56 26 31 69
Victor Perez 9 13 31 45
Brendon Todd 8 26 51 53 27
Pablo Larrazabal 1 MC
Cameron Davis 59 7 MC 17 6
Davis Riley MC MC 1 MC Wd 28 19 MC
Andrew Putnam Wd 24 59 28 9 MC
JJ Spaun 27 26 MC 22 9 MC
Adam Hadwin 34 MC 2 MC 31 MC 13
Gary Woodland 14 39 31 14 45 54
Hayden Buckley 43 26 5 10 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 23 MC 19 28 59 13
Phil Mickelson 2
Emiliano Grillo 23 5 7 53 70 MC
Justin Suh MC 59 23 73 31 45 6
Dustin Johnson 48
Davis Thompson 70 MC MC 63 31 68
Brandon Wu 23 3 26 MC 58 MC 19
Ben Griffin MC MC MC 31 MC 31 45 35
Dean Burmester
Maverick McNealy MC 60 MC 52 36 60
Trey Mullinax MC 47 MC MC MC MC MC
Callum Shinkwin MC 9 MC
Adri Arnaus MC MC MC 2 30
Thomas Detry 7 13 MC 64 8 MC
Adam Schenk MC MC 31 MC 2 MC
Sadom Kaewkanjana MC MC 61 14 27
Thorbjorn Olesen 3 40 32
Adrian Otaegui 15 40 MC MC 30
Jordan L Smith 16 32 6 24 23
Robert MacIntyre Wd 7 6 7
Thriston Lawrence MC 32 28 52 14
Anirban Lahiri 2
Danny Willett MC 56 MC 27
Kazuki Higa MC MC MC MC MC
Ben Taylor MC 8 MC MC MC MC
Alex Smalley 18 MC MC MC 27 65
Yannik Paul 23 38 6
Patrick Rodgers MC 10 19 5 MC 36 MC
Sam Ryder MC 26 MC 3 19 44
Nicolai Hojgaard 5 33 32 28 2
Joel Dahmen MC 11 MC 50 61 60
Matthew NeSmith 30 35 4 59 MC MC
Chez Reavie MC 49 11 6 MC MC
Rasmus Hojgaard 47 MC 16
Matt Wallace MC MC MC MC 28 1 7 MC
David Lingmerth 47 MC MC 27 6
David Lingmerth 47 MC MC 27 6
Taylor Pendrith MC 30 13 MC MC 70 69
Mark Hubbard 27 18 MC 11 MC 29 MC 35
Rikuya Hoshino 67 2 23 2 MC
Beau Hossler 47 10 3 31 46 MC MC
Sam Stevens 34 47 MC MC 2 3 MC
Paul Casey 27
Francesco Molinari 40 24 MC MC 60
Eric Cole 23 MC 5 MC MC 39 MC 27
Stephan Jaeger 11 27 18 MC 27 44
Aaron Rai MC MC MC 13 48 28 19
Brendan Steele
Lee Hodges MC 73 MC 41 6 63 MC
Ockie Strydom MC 18 4 MC 61
Lucas Glover 79 MC MC MC 45 36 51
Webb Simpson 64 MC 7 MC
Michael Kim MC 7 30 19 46 26 45
Callum Tarren 64 MC MC MC MC MC
Callum Tarren 64 MC MC MC MC MC
Nick Hardy 68 1 MC 28 13 MC MC
Bryson DeChambeau MC
Padraig Harrington 10
Sihwan Kim
Jimmy Walker 74 14 15 MC 25 22 MC
Zach Johnson MC MC 54 34 MC
Chesson Hadley MC MC MC MC 60 MC MC 44
Nico Echavarria MC 66 MC 28 MC MC
David Micheluzzi 67 21 4 1
Luke Donald MC 23 67 46 MC
Martin Kaymer
Yong-Eun Yang
Steven Alker
Greg Koch MC
John Daly MC
Alex Beach
Kenny Pigman
Michael Block
Colin Inglis
JJ Killeen MC
Shaun Micheel
John Somers
Wyatt Worthington
Matt Cahill
Anthony Cordes
Jesse Droemer
Chris French
Russell Grove
Steve Holmes
Ben Kern
Gabe Reynolds
Chris Sanger
Braden Shattuck
Josh Speight
Jeremy Wells
Player `22 `21 `20 `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13
Jon Rahm 48 8 13 MC 4 58
Scottie Scheffler MC 8 4
Rory McIlroy 8 49 33 8 50 22 MC 17 1 8
Patrick Cantlay MC 23 43 3 27 33
Xander Schauffele 13 MC 10 16 35 MC
Max Homa 13 MC MC 64
Matt Fitzpatrick 5 23 MC 41 MC MC 49
Cameron Smith 13 59 43 64 56 MC 25
Jordan Spieth 34 30 71 3 12 28 13 2 MC MC
Tony Finau 30 8 4 64 42 44 MC 10
Viktor Hovland 41 30 33
Sam Burns 20 Wd 29
Justin Thomas 1 MC 37 6 1 66 18
Cameron Young 3
Collin Morikawa 55 8 1
Tyrrell Hatton 13 38 MC 48 10 MC 10 25
Sung Jae Im 17 MC MC 42
Jason Day 55 44 4 23 19 9 2 1 15 8
Joo Hyung Kim MC MC
Kurt Kitayama MC 51 64
Tommy Fleetwood 5 MC 29 48 35 61 MC MC
Hideki Matsuyama 60 23 22 16 35 5 4 37 35 19
Keegan Bradley 48 17 MC 29 42 33 42 61 MC 19
Sahith Theegala
Shane Lowry 23 4 66 8 12 48 MC MC 46 57
Joaquin Niemann 23 30 MC MC 71
Corey Conners MC 17 MC 64
Russell Henley 60 71 37 50 71 22 12 MC MC
Billy Horschel 68 23 43 23 35 48 79 25 58 MC
Tom Hoge 9 64 58
Wyndham Clark 75 MC
Justin Rose 13 8 9 29 19 MC 22 4 24 33
Brian Harman 34 MC 58 MC 71 13 MC 40
Chris Kirk 5 MC 31 MC MC MC 57
Si Woo Kim 60 MC 13 MC MC Wd MC
Harris English 64 19 60 48 MC 61
Adam Scott MC MC 22 8 3 61 18 MC 15 5
Sepp Straka 78 66
Seamus Power 9
Ryan Fox 54 MC 27 54
Abraham Ancer 9 8 43 16
Brooks Koepka 55 2 29 1 1 13 4 5 15 70
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 41 MC
Taylor Moore
Adrian Meronk
Lucas Herbert 13 71 MC 71
Matt Kuchar 34 MC MC 8 MC 9 MC 7 22
Patrick Reed 34 17 13 MC MC 2 13 30 58
Rickie Fowler 23 8 MC 36 12 5 33 30 3 19
Aaron Wise 23 17 41 MC
Thomas Pieters 71 MC 23 6 MC 86
Keith Mitchell 34 43 MC
JT Poston MC 75 60
Denny McCarthy 48 59 58
Alexander Noren MC 55 22 54 MC 67 49 MC
Guillermo Pereira 3
Adam Svensson
Kevin Kisner MC MC 19 MC 12 7 18 MC
Taylor Montgomery
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC 58 MC
Min Woo Lee MC
Talor Gooch 20 44 MC
Harold Varner 48 49 29 36 MC
Nick Taylor MC 68
Scott Stallings MC MC 55
Victor Perez MC 22
Brendon Todd MC 17 MC 72
Pablo Larrazabal MC MC MC MC MC
Cameron Davis 48 59
Davis Riley 13
Andrew Putnam MC 78 59
JJ Spaun MC 54 35
Adam Hadwin 71 64 58 29 MC MC
Gary Woodland 34 38 58 8 6 22 MC MC 74
Hayden Buckley
Christiaan Bezuidenhout MC 30 MC
Phil Mickelson 1 71 71 MC MC 33 18 2 72
Emiliano Grillo 38 66 23 31 MC 13 61
Justin Suh
Dustin Johnson MC MC 2 2 27 13 MC 7 8
Davis Thompson
Brandon Wu
Ben Griffin
Dean Burmester MC 59
Maverick McNealy 75 MC
Trey Mullinax
Callum Shinkwin
Adri Arnaus 30
Thomas Detry MC
Adam Schenk 41
Sadom Kaewkanjana MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 64 56 44 MC 30 40
Adrian Otaegui MC 65
Jordan L Smith MC 9
Robert MacIntyre 77 49 66
Thriston Lawrence
Anirban Lahiri MC MC 75 MC 5 MC
Danny Willett 64 MC 41 MC MC 79 54 30 40
Kazuki Higa
Ben Taylor
Alex Smalley
Yannik Paul
Patrick Rodgers MC
Sam Ryder
Nicolai Hojgaard MC
Joel Dahmen MC 55 10 71
Matthew NeSmith
Chez Reavie MC 75 14 12 22
Rasmus Hojgaard 79
Matt Wallace 55 77 3 19
David Lingmerth 63 22 12 MC
David Lingmerth 63 22 12 MC
Taylor Pendrith
Mark Hubbard 51
Rikuya Hoshino 60 MC
Beau Hossler 69 36 MC
Sam Stevens
Paul Casey 4 2 29 MC 13 10 30 MC 33
Francesco Molinari 55 48 6 2 22 54 58 33
Eric Cole
Stephan Jaeger
Aaron Rai MC
Brendan Steele 9 77 22 MC MC MC 12 58
Lee Hodges
Ockie Strydom
Lucas Glover 23 MC 16 33 MC
Webb Simpson 20 30 37 29 19 33 13 54 MC 25
Michael Kim MC MC
Callum Tarren
Callum Tarren
Nick Hardy
Bryson DeChambeau 38 4 MC MC 33
Padraig Harrington MC 4 MC MC MC 13 MC MC MC
Sihwan Kim
Jimmy Walker 64 MC 23 42 MC 1 MC 7 MC
Zach Johnson MC MC MC 54 19 48 33 MC 69 8
Chesson Hadley MC MC 61 MC
Nico Echavarria
David Micheluzzi
Luke Donald MC MC 43 40 MC
Martin Kaymer MC MC MC MC 42 7 12 MC 33
Yong-Eun Yang MC Dq MC MC MC MC 48 MC MC
Steven Alker
Greg Koch MC
John Daly MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Alex Beach MC MC MC MC MC
Kenny Pigman MC
Michael Block MC MC MC MC
Colin Inglis MC
JJ Killeen
Shaun Micheel MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
John Somers
Wyatt Worthington MC MC
Matt Cahill
Anthony Cordes
Jesse Droemer
Chris French
Russell Grove
Steve Holmes
Ben Kern 42
Gabe Reynolds
Chris Sanger
Braden Shattuck
Josh Speight MC
Jeremy Wells

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