For the first time ever, golf fans around the world will be able to have a direct impact on the location of a hole in one of the major championships.
The ‘PGA Championship Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus’ will allow fans to vote for one of four exciting and challenging final -round hole locations for the par-3, 181-yard 15th hole at Oak Hill.
Golf fans are encouraged to visit PGA.com between July 23rd and August 1st to vote for their hole location, and the winning hole position will be shown during Sunday’s final round coverage.
“The opportunity for fans to take part in the interactive ‘PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge’ is part of a new era in engagement that connects golf fans with the Season’s Final Major in a fun and dramatic way,” said PGA President Ted Bishop.
There will also be videos from Nicklaus that will educate golfers on how the course setup impacts a golfer’s strategy.
“The chance for golf fans to interact with the PGA Championship and play a role in shaping the outcome of the final round fascinates me,” Nicklaus said.
“In addition to playing a key role in the outcome of the Championship, golf fans can learn many aspects of on-course strategy, as The PGA of America and I present educational videos to enhance their golf experience.”
There will also be a sweepstakes competition held on PGA.com in conjuction with the ‘PGA Championship Hole Location Challenge’ for the opportunity to win a behind-the-scenes experience at Nicklaus-designed Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville,Ky during the 2014 PGA Championship.