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95th PGA Championship

When: Thursday through Sunday.

Where: Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, 346 Kilbourn Road, Pittsford.

TV: Thursday and Friday – 1 to 7 p.m., TNT; 12:37 to 1:07 a.m., Ch. 4. Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., TNT; 2 to 7 p.m., Ch. 4.

Purse: $8 million in 2012 ($1.45 million to the winner).

Defending champion: Rory McIlroy.

Largest winning margin: Eight shots, by McIlroy in 2012.

Format: Stroke play. Four rounds of 18 holes. There will be a cut to the low 70 players and ties after the first two rounds. In the event of a tie, there will be a three-hole aggregate score playoff. If still tied, a sudden-death playoff will follow.

Tickets: Only tickets for today’s final practice round remain. Visit www.pga.com and click on the tickets link, or call 800-742-4653. Competition rounds Thursday through Sunday are sold out.

Parking: None at the course. Public parking lots with free shuttle service are available at Monroe Community College (Blue Lot), 1000 East Henrietta Road, and Rochester Technology Park (Grey Lot), 789 Elmgrove Road. Latecomers may want to head to Rochester Tech as Monroe CC tends to fill up early. Parking for wheelchair-bound spectators will be provided. Call (877) 472-7275 for information. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them.

Directions from Buffalo (to Monroe CC): Take the I-90 east to exit 46, I-390 north. Take exit 14 for E. Henrietta Road, toward Jefferson Road. Turn left onto E. Henrietta Road. Drive 1.2 miles and Monroe CC will be on your right. Signs will direct you to alternative lots.

Directions from Buffalo (to Rochester Tech): Take the I-90 east to exit 47, I-490. Take exit 7B for NY-531 W. Keeping left, take exit for Elmgrove Road, NY-386. Turn right. Rochester Tech is 0.3 miles on your right.

Gates: Today, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cell phone policy: Spectators can carry and use phones in select areas. Fans are requested to keep the volume on their phones on either ‘silent’ or ‘vibrate.’ They can accept and make calls in designated areas throughout the course, primarily near concession stands. Cell phone camera use is not permitted during competition. No video recording is permitted.

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