Major championship logos are largely an unimaginative lot. If they don't feature a hulking trophy (the staple for many years of the PGA logo) or a pint-sized golfer (see both the '05 U.S. Open at Pinehurst and the '09 Open at Bethpage Black), they will likely incorporate some sort of vegetation (be it a Torrey Pine, a Lone Cypress, or the acorn made famous by the '03 PGA at Oak Hill).
Alas, like a much-needed summer breeze off of Lake Michigan, along comes this year's PGA logo: a wild and wooly gargoyle meant to personify the god of wind. It was the idea of Whistling Straits founder Herb Kohler, and it's a winner, not only for its bold personality and striking resemblance to Teen Wolf, but also for its versatility. With just a few subtle tweaks, the hairy face of the Straits could become the mascot for all future majors. Here are just a few examples.
2010 PGA Championship, Whistling Straits
The endless bunkers and topsy-turvy greens make the Straits' Course tough. Old Man Wind makes it treacherous