'Glory's Last Shot' is shot: PGA Championship drops nickname
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‘Glory’s Last Shot’ is shot: PGA Championship drops nickname


After at least 15 years of being known as "Glory's Last Shot," the PGA Championship will no longer carry the embarrassing moniker.

Golfweek reports the PGA of America has dropped the slogan for the fourth and final major of the year, to be played this year at Oak Hill C.C. in Rochester, N.Y. Rory McIlroy is defending champion.

PGA of America officials, including CEO Pete Bevacqua and president Ted Bishop, met with counterparts at the PGA Tour in December, when commissioner Tim Finchem suggested dropping the tag line. After all, the FedEx Cup -- along with the awarding of its $10 million bounty to the winner -- ends in September.

According to the Golfweek report, PGA Championship broadcaster CBS was delighted to ditch the slogan.

Officials are unsure if another tagline will replace "Glory's Last Shot," but here are some suggestions:

  • #Wanamakermajorchampion
  • Our trophy's bigger than yours
  • Tiger's Last Shot
  • From Augusta to August: The end of majors season


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