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2027 PGA and 2020 Women's PGA set for Aronimink

AFP

Miami (AFP) -

PGA of America officials announced Tuesday that Aronimink Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia will host two major tournaments, the 2027 PGA Championship and 2020 Women's PGA Championship.

The club, founded in 1896, features a Donald Ross designed course that debuted in 1926. It has hosted the 1962 PGA Championship, won by South African Gary Player, plus the 1977 US Amateur, 2003 Senior PGA Championship and US PGA Tour AT&T National in 2010 and 2011. 

Next year, the layout will host the US PGA's BMW Championship.

"The PGA of America is thrilled to return major championship golf to Aronimink," PGA of America president Paul Levy said. "We're certain that the best players in the world –- both men and women –- will be pleased, and, when the time comes, sufficiently challenged by one of America's special layouts."

Last week, the PGA of America announced The Olympic Club in San Francisco will host the 2028 PGA Championship and the 2032 Ryder Cup.

And the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper reported last week that Valhalla Golf Club will on Thursday be named to host the 2024 PGA Championship. That would be 10 years after Rory McIlroy edged Phil Mickelson at sundown to win the PGA at the Kentucky course.

Next August's 100th PGA Championship will be staged at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri.

From 2019, the event will shift to May and be played between the Masters and US Open, leaving July's British Open as the last major in a calendar year.

Other future PGA venues include Bethpage Black in 2019, San Francisco's Harding Park in 2020, Kiawah Island in 2021, US President Donald Trump's Trump National in New Jersey in 2022 and Oak Hill in 2023.

Other future Women's LPGA venues include Kemper Lakes in Illinois next year and Hazeltine, the Minnesota site of last year's Ryder Cup, in 2019.

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