The PGA Championship (sometimes, especially outside of the United States referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship or U.S. PGA) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf, and is the golf season's final major, usually played in mid-August, customarily four weeks after The Open Championship. (It was advanced a week in 2007 and 2008 because of local scheduling conflicts.) Due to its distinction as the season's final major, the PGA Championship is nicknamed 'Glory's Last Shot'. It is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour, with a purse of $8 million for the 94th edition in 2012. In line with the other majors, winning 'The PGA' gives a golfer several privileges which make his career much more secure, if he is not already one of the elite players of the sport.
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