(13WHAM) Rochester, N.Y. - The 95th history exhibit opened at the Rochester and Science Center (RMSC) Friday. The exhibit, which commemorates nearly a century of golf history, has traveled to PGA Championship host cities since 2000.
RMSC hosted the exhibit in 2003 when underdog Shaun Micheel took the PGA Championship title at Oak Hill Country Club. Defending PGA Champion Rory McIlroy will visit the exhibit on June 3 for the unveiling of a new display in his honor.
The exhibit features decades of historic golf memorabilia, including Jim Barnes’ driver used to clinch the 1916 inaugural Championship, Jack Nicklaus’ wedge that earned him the 1980 victory at Oak Hill, and the wedge that captured the 2005 PGA title for Phil Mickelson.
“The PGA Championship History Exhibit is a special journey behind the great Champions who have been both premier performers and among the leaders of the advancement of golf worldwide,” said PGA President Ted Bishop.
The 95th PGA Championship Tournament will be played at Oak Hill August 8-11.
The RMSC exhibit will be open daily in the Patricia F. Hale Gallery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.