Kohler Australia would like to congratulate our very own Jason Day on his record-setting 2015 PGA championship victory. In this, the third time Kohler has hosted the PGA at its spectacular Whistling Straits Championship Golf Course in its home-town of Wisconsin, it is especially exciting to have an Australian – Jason Day – take out the trophy with a record-breaking major championship score of 20 under par.
President and CEO of Kohler Co., David Kohler, says this is the sixth major golf championship to be held at its Whistling Straits course, each one putting the company and its brand in the international spotlight.
“The 2015 PGA Championship attracted more than 1000 members of the media and 500 million viewers worldwide. The event not only showcases the breathtaking views of the course, perched on the sand dunes at the edge of Lake Michigan but it also spotlights the quality of the Kohler brand and its mission to enhance the level of gracious living to all those who are touched by the Kohler product and its services.”
David Kohler credits his father, Executive Chairman Herb Kohler, with the vision of putting Wisconsin on the map as a golf destination – even though he knew very little about the game in the beginning.
“He would use his father’s old hickory shafts just once a year, to play at a local golf event. But he partnered with one of the world’s best golf course architects – Pete Dye – to create the now legendary Whistling Straits. It’s been a great enhancement in terms of driving tourism to the State, and the 2015 PGA championship is expected to have an economic impact of more than $100 million on Wisconsin.”
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