Several of the PGA of America professionals who qualified for next week’s $10 million PGA Championship through last month’s PGA Professional National Championship at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club have been profiled in the CBS Sports special “The Road to the PGA Championship.”
It’s a documentary-style look at eight competitors in the 96th PGA Championship, along with PGA teaching professionals who have guided three of the game’s current stars – Jason Dufner, Jordan Spieth and J.B. Holmes. The PGA teaching professionals profiled are Chuck Cook, the 1996 PGA Teacher of the Year, Cameron McCormick and Mike Kehoe.
The show debuted Sunday from 2-3 p.m. on CBS and will re-air on Golf Channel tonight from 11 p.m.-midnight and will air again from 12:30-1:30 a.m. later tonight and from 9-10 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 4).
The special chronicles the unique journey of PGA Professional National Championship winner Michael Block of Aliso Viejo, Calif.
In addition to Block, four PGA club professionals who are competing at Valhalla are profiled in the program – runner-up Jamie Broce of Ottawa Hills, Ohio; Stuart Deane of Arlington, Texas; Johan Kok of Nashville, Tennessee; and Aaron Krueger of Norwalk, Iowa. All five, including Block, will be making their PGA Championship debut.
The CBS special also focuses on two PGA members who are playing key roles in preparing Valhalla Golf Club for its third PGA Championship visit: PGA General Manager Keith Reese and PGA Head Professional Chris Hamburger.