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Golf Fans Can Vote for Pin Position

For the first time in the 95-year history of the PGA Championship, fans will be given the opportunity to play a role in the course setup for the tournament, which begins on August 8 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

The “Pick the Hole Challenge” means fans may vote on one of the four pin positions for the final round for the par-3, 181-yard 15th hole, the last par-3 on the 7,145-yard par-71 Donald Ross course.

Voting commenced on Tuesday at, and the idea to involve fans in the pin-placement process has been conceived by Jack Nicklaus, who won the last five PGA Championships in 1980 at Oak Hill.