The Tulsa, Okla., club wins event after PGA of America pulled out of Donald Trump’s course in New Jersey following riot at Capitol
The PGA of America will return to a familiar site to stage its 2022 PGA Championship.
Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla., was awarded the 2022 PGA on Monday, 14 days after the PGA pulled its premier annual championship from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. When supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, resulting in five deaths as Congress voted to certify the election results of Joe Biden’s victory, the PGA of America opted to pull its event from Trump’s course.
The PGA of America announced the new site via Twitter on Monday afternoon.
The PGA of America selects Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., to host the 2022 PGA Championship from May 16-22. Excited to return to SHCC for the fifth time. The course offers a tough-but-fair test for the strongest field in golf. pic.twitter.com/Etkh81dC0X— PGA of America (@PGA) January 25, 2021
Southern Hills is no stranger to big events. The course, a 1936 Perry Maxwell design, has played host to four PGA Championships and three U.S. Opens, plus some of the nation’s top amateur events.
In the most recent major championship to be held at Southern Hills, Tiger Woods won the 2007 PGA Championship. Other PGAs were held there in 1994 (Nick Price), 1982 (Raymond Floyd) and 1970 (Dave Stockton). U.S. Opens have been won at Southern Hills by Retief Goosen (2001), Hubert Green (1977) and Tommy Bolt (1958).
Current PGA Tour player Byeong Hun An won the 2009 U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills.
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