By Nick Bonfield published
Here's what the world's best golfers will face when they take on Valhalla Golf course in the 96th USPGA Championship
Below, you'll see what the world's best golfers will face when they take on Valhalla Golf Course in the 96th USPGA Championship.
Valhalla is one of the USA's most renowned modern courses, having hosted a number of major tournaments since its opening in 1986.
The Jack Nicklaus-designed course has staged two previous USPGA Championships - in 1996 and 2000, where Tiger Woods edged out Bob May in a dramatic play-off.
Valhalla Golf Course also played host to the 2008 Ryder Cup, the only contest the USA has won since Brookline in 1999.
Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email email@example.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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