US PGA in 2016
The Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey has been the home to a whole number of US PGA golfing championships. Many will say that some of the most exciting or memorable of the US PGA golf championships have been played on this course. The tournament will be returning to the Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey on July 28-31 2016, as the 89th running of the PGA.
The Baltusrol Club was designed by the architect AW Tillinghast, and is widely considered to be one of his best designs. The golf club has hosted a total of seven US PGA Championships on three of its courses, which is in itself a record. The Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey will of course host the 2016 edition of this much loved event. The Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey became famous recently when Phil Mickelson won the US PGA Championship here in 2005.This is actually the second New Jersey golf course that has hosted the Championship.
History of the Baltusrol Lower Course
The Bultusrol Golf Club was opened in 1895, but only later employed the architect Tillinghast to create two 18 hole courses, which includes the Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey. These two new courses were designed with a range of modern course design principles. The Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey is repeatedly recognized by Golf Digest as a top quality playing arena, and falls under the Top 100 Courses in America.
The Bultusrol Golf Course, home of the 2016 US PGA, was given its unique name by Louise McAllister, who was the daughter of a leader in New York society. A farmer by the name of Baltus Roll had died on this property where the course is located, 60 years prior to the course’s establishment. The names were combined to form the name of the now famous golfing course. It was founded back in 1895.
Previous Winners at Baltusrol
There is a history of great US PGA winners at this well known course. The most recent US championship winner at Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey is Phil Michelson, who won in 2005. It was won by Lee Janze in 1993. Jack Nicklaus famously won the US Open here in 1967, and then much later again in 1980. He is certainly considered on the greats of this game. Ed Furgol won the championship on the lower course in 1954. The US Open was won by Willie Anderson in 1903, and by Arthur Travers in 1915, both on the Old course. The Women’s Open has also been played on the lower course, in 1961 and in 1985, and was won by Mickey Wright and Kathy Baker respectively.
The course promises to host an exciting PGA championship here on July 28-31, 2016. With top quality facilities, and fairways and greens that have become well loved by many players, this course promises to host a tournament that will be enjoyed by the millions of spectators around the world, as well as all the fans who are able to get tickets to the actual tournament.