US PGA date moved in 2016

The US PGA Championship will be played in late July in 2016 instead of in its traditional early August slot.

The change was announced by the PGA of America in order to accommodate the golf tournaments at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, with the Games running from August 5-21.

As a result, the 2016 US PGA Championship will be staged at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey from July 28-31.

The 2016 Open Championship will be held on July 14-17 at Royal Troon, leaving only 11 days between the final two majors of the year.

The men and women golf competitors for Rio 2016 will be determined by the World Golf Rankings as of July 11 that year.