For the first time in golf history, three Utah high school graduates are in the field of a major tournament. They're nicely aligned at ages 30, 40 and 50 and they all have strong family ties to the PGA of America, the organization of club professionals that stages the event.
That's among the reasons the PGA Championship is so meaningful to Daniel Summerhays, Dustin Volk and Steve Schneiter.
They will tee off Thursday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Summerhays, 30, is playing in his first major as a PGA Tour member. Volk, 40, is competing for the first time at this level. Schneiter, 50, is playing in his 12th PGA Championship, a remarkable achievement for a golfer who has never had full access to the PGA Tour. Schneiter now holds the record for most appearances in the tournament by a club pro.