The Senior PGA Championship, won by John Jacobs at Aronimink Golf Club last year, joins the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Women's Open as having the largest fields in major championship golf.
The Senior PGA Championship, the oldest and most prestigious event in senior golf, started in 1937 at Augusta National Golf Club at the invitation of legendary golfer Bobby Jones.
'It is a pleasure to announce that the PGA of America Board of Directors have elected to make this year's Senior PGA Championship an even deeper field with the expansion to 156 players,' said PGA of America president M.G. Orender. 'As the talented ranks of players 50 years and older grows, we anticipate an even more exciting championship and look forward to celebrating this year's 65th edition of senior golf's grandest event.'
The 65th Senior PGA Championship will be contested from May 26-30, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY.