AUSTRALIANS AT US PGA Championship: Tee Times and form guide

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will feature six Australasian representatives at the PGA Championship with PGA Professional Craig Hocknull making his Major debut.

Media release courtesy of the PGA of Australia:

Adam Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith and New Zealand’s Ryan Fox join Hocknull at Bellerive Country Club for the final Major of the year.

The PGA Championship will tee off at Bellerive Country Club at 9:50pm AEST on Thursday 9 August.

Australasian tee times (local time & AEST):

Round 1
6:50am 9:50pm – Ryan Fox (NZ), Michael Block (US), Eddie Pepperell (ENG)
7:01am 10:01pm – Craig Hocknull (PGA Professional), Austin Cook (US), Alexander Bjork (SWE)
8:01am 11:01pm – Jason Day, Phil Mickelson (US), Keegan Bradley (US)
8:18am 11:18pm – Cameron Smith, Ryan Armour (US), Peter Uihlein (US)
12:53pm 3:53am – Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson (US), Bubba Watson (US)
1:04pm 4:04am – Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG), Satoshi Kodaira (JPN)
Round 2
7:28am 10:28pm – Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson (US), Bubba Watson (US)
7:39am 10:39pm – Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG), Satoshi Kodaira (JPN)
12:15pm 3:15am – Ryan Fox (NZ), Michael Block (US), Eddie Pepperell (ENG)
12:26pm 3:26am – Craig Hocknull (PGA Professional), Austin Cook (US), Alexander Bjork (SWE)
1:26pm 4:26am – Jason Day, Phil Mickelson (US), Keegan Bradley (US)
1:43pm 4:43am – Cameron Smith, Ryan Armour (US), Peter Uihlein (US)

Form guide:

Jason Day
World ranking: 10
Number of tournaments played this year: 12 (PGA TOUR)
Best finish this year: 1st – Farmers Insurance Open & Wells Fargo Championship
Last victory: 6 May 2018 – Wells Fargo Championship (PGA TOUR)
How he got in the field: Former PGA Champion

Record at PGA Championship
2010 T10
2011 MC
2012 MC
2013 T8
2014 T15
2015 1
2016 2
2017 T9

Marc Leishman
World ranking: 18
Number of tournaments played this year: 18 (PGA TOUR)
Best finish this year: 2nd – AT&T Byron Nelson
Last victory: 17 September 2017 – BMW Championship (PGA TOUR)
How he got in the field: Top 15 and ties from the previous PGA Championship

Record at PGA Championship
2010 T48
2011 DNP
2012 T27
2013 T12
2014 T46
2015 MC
2016 T60
2017 T13

Cameron Smith
World ranking: 49
Number of tournaments played this year: 17 – PGA TOUR
Best finish this year: T5 – The Masters & WGC Dell Technologies Match Play
Last victory: 3 December, 2017 – Australian PGA Championship (ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour)
How he got in the field: Top 70 leaders in official money standing from 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational/Barracuda Championship

Record at PGA Championship:
2015 T25
2016 DNP
2017 MC

Adam Scott
World ranking: 76
Number of tournaments played this year: 15 (PGA TOUR)
Best finish this year: T9 – AT&T Byron Nelson
Last victory: 6 March 2016 – WGC – Cadillac Championship
How he got in the field: Special invitations (Top-100 OWGR).

Record at PGA Championship
2001 MC
2002 T23
2003 T23
2004 T9
2005 T40
2006 T3
2007 T12
2008 MC
2009 MC
2010 T39
2011 7
2012 T11
2013 T5
2014 T15
2015 MC
2016 T18
2017 T61

Ryan Fox
World ranking: 82
Number of tournaments played this year: 16 – ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour & Asian Tour
Best finish this year: 2nd – Irish Open and Scottish Open
Last victory: 31 July 2016 – Northern Ireland Open (Challenge Tour)
How he got in the field: Special invitations (Top-100 OWGR).

Record at PGA Championship
2017 T54

Craig Hocknull (PGA Professional)
World ranking: 2043
Number of tournaments played this year: N/A
Best finish this year: N/A
How he got in the field: 20 lowest scorers in the 2018 PGA Pro Championship

Record at PGA Championship
Debut

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