Aronimink to host '27 PGA Championship, '20 Women's PGA

Ruben Hill
November 15, 2017

PGA executives gathered before the cameras in the Aronimink clubhouse to say that the historic club in Newtown Square will now host two majors.

It was announced Tuesday that Aronimink Golf Club will host the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in 2020, followed by the PGA Championship in 2027.

Aronimink earned widespread acclaim from golf fans when it hosted Tiger Woods' National tournament in 2010 and 2011 as then-regular host Congressional Country Club was preparing to host the 2011 US Open. The idea of holding national events at the club became more feasible after Aronimink embarked on an extensive course restoration in October of a year ago.

The PGA Championship will celebrate its 100th playing next year at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, the final time it will be held in August.

Aronimink also was the venue for the 2003 Senior PGA Championship, a major on the Champions Tour that is conducted by the PGA of America. It's unclear when the 2020 Women's PGA will be played, with the possibility the event moves to the fall in 2019 and beyond.

"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", PGA of America president Paul Levy said in a news release.

The PGA of America is bringing major championship golf back to the Philadelphia area.

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

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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