Whistling Straits
Golfers will be hoping for better than conditions than they encountered at St Andrews Getty

The US PGA Championship takes place at Whistling Straits between 13-16 August.

Where to watch live

Live coverage of the US PGA Championship is available on Sky Sports 4HD from 7pm on 13 and 14 August, and from 4pm for the final two rounds on 15 and 16 August. BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will broadcast round three from 8pm on 15 August and BBC Radio 5 Live will cover the final round on 16 August from 8pm.


Less than a month on from the second ever Monday finish at The Open Championship, the world's top golfers are met by another daunting prospect in the form of Wisconsin's Whistling Straits. Though it was conditions overhead at St Andrews that disrupted play, the main challenge facing players will be underneath them in the form of a near 8,000-yard links course, which is set to claim further victims.

The course is occupied by 1,000 bunkers, which caught out Dustin Johnson in 2010 when he mistook a designated hazard for a patch of dirt on his 72<sup>nd hole, and therefore took a two-stroke penalty. A par on that fateful day would have been enough to deliver his biggest career victory, but as it is, he is without a major title, with six top nine finishes in 17 subsequent starts.

The injury crisis befalling world number one Rory McIlroy has assisted in deflecting the attention away from Johnson in the lead up to the tournament, with the Northern Irish player fit again after rupturing ankle ligaments.

McIlroy has not played since the US Open in June and as a result trails Jordan Spieth as the pre-tournament favourite but the two-tie major winning American is among a clutch of players who have suffer near-misses in 2015. Australia's Jason Day has twice been denied his maiden major this year and is a genuine threat, as is Justin Rose – who came close at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Selected tee times rounds one and two

1.45pm & 7pm Bubba Watson (US), Jim Furyk (US), Paul Casey

1.55pm & 7.10pm Ernie Els (SA), Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan (US)

1.05pm & 7.20pm Rickie Fowler (US), Jason Day (Aus), Dustin Johnson (US)

1.15pm & 7.30pm Tiger Woods (US), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Keegan Bradley (US)

6.20pm & 1.05pm Darren Clarke, Steve Stricker, Davis Love III

6.50pm & 1.35pm Ian Poulter, Nick Watney, Joost Luiten

7pm & 1.45pm Patrick Reed, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald

7.10pm & 1.55pm Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson

7.20pm & 2.05pm Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson

7.30pm & 2.15pm Jason Dufner, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington