2016 PGA Championship to be played in July

The PGA Championship will have a new set of dates in two years. (Getty Images)
The PGA Championship will have a new set of dates in two years. (Getty Images)

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The PGA of America announced on Wednesday that the 2016 PGA Championship would be played at the end of July (the 28th-31st) to accomodate for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The opening ceremonies for the Olympics are August 5th so it was really a no-brainer that the PGA had to move.

The British Open that season will be played from July 11-17 so there will only be one week between the two majors. Furthermore, the US Open that year is June 13-19 so there will only be 47 days between the beginning of the US Open and the end of the PGA Championship.

That's crazy -- especially when you throw the Olympics and Ryder Cup on top of it.

The last time the PGA Championship wasn't played in August was in 1971 when Jack Nicklaus won at Palm Beach Gardens in February because it was supposed to be too hot in August. 

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