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John Anderson

PGA Championship thrives on rich history headed into this week's tournament

The 2015 Championship conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America is underway this week at Wisconsin's Whistling Straits, and it's the last of golf's four major tournaments of the year. Often considered the caboose on the annual Grand Slam train, "the PGA" trails in significance behind Great Britain's Open Championship, golf's leading event, and the demanding U.S. Open and the elite-field Masters. From time to time since the 1950s, however, the PGA has gained greater respect when a player wins the first two or three of the modern majors. Then talk turns to the chances for a Grand Slam, and the PGA gets way more ink. The achievement...