Kohler Co. president named 2015 PGA chair

KOHLER – The appointment of David Kohler as general chair of the 2015 PGA Championship was announced Monday by The PGA of America and Kohler Co.

The 2015 PGA Championship will be held for the third time on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits near Sheboygan Aug. 10-16, following memorable PGA Championships in both 2004 (won by Vijay Singh) and 2010 (won by Martin Kaymer).

David Kohler is president of the Kohler Co. and on the Board of Directors of Kohler Co., the Green Bay Packers, Interface Inc., and Interceramic. Supporting He will be several thousand volunteers and a seasoned cadre of professionals, including vice chairman Michael Belot who recently served as the tournament director of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah.

Joining David Kohler and Belot will be PGA professional Jim Richerson, Kohler Co. group director of golf and a member of the PGA of America Board of Directors.

“There is no more challenging and dramatic venue in Major Championship golf than Whistling Straits,” said David Kohler.

“And we are committed to executing an event of exceptional caliber. My father, Herb Kohler, and Pete Dye, who together built the course, really could accept nothing less.”

Jason Mengel will serve as championship director for the 2015 PGA Championship. Mengel previously was the operations manager for both the 2008 and 2011 PGA Championship.

The PGA and Kohler Co. are focused on continuing to build on this successful PGA Championship legacy with a renewed commitment to corporate and spectator experience during the event.

Demand is once again expected to be high for tickets, so fans are encouraged to pre-register now for 2015 PGA Championship tickets.

For more information on pre-registration or volunteer opportunities, visit pgachampionship.com.


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