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Census Bureau Daily Feature for Thursday, Aug. 11: PGA Championship


WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 -- Following is the daily “Profile America” feature for Aug. 11 from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Profile America Thursday, August 11th. One of the highlights of this year’s golf calendar gets underway today at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey the 87th championship of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Many golfers have secured their place in the sport’s history at the event, first played in 1916. Walter Hagen won the championship five times. The PGA championship draws the strongest field of contenders in the annual schedule of tournaments. Because of its nature, the event is not open to amateurs of which there are many, because of the game’s increasing popularity. In the U.S., more than 27-million people enjoy golfing each year a rise of more than 150 percent in less than two decades. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at .

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2005, p. 420 Statistical Abstract of the United States 2004-2005, t. 1240


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