PGA Grand Slam moving to Trump Los Angeles


The PGA of America announced Tuesday that it has agreed to a multi-year deal with Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles to host the annual Grand Slam of Golf.

The Grand Slam gathers the winners of the year's four major championships for a two-day, stroke-play competition. The event has not been played on the U.S. mainland since 1993, with lengthy runs in both Hawaii and Bermuda.

As part of the deal, Trump National Los Angeles will also host the 2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship (Oct. 17-19) in the days leading up to the Grand Slam (Oct. 20-21).

“The  PGA of America begins a new chapter in celebrating the winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship through an exciting partnership with The Trump Organization, the owner and operator of a large portfolio of exceptional golf properties,” PGA of America president Derek Sprague said in a statement. 

The Grand Slam is the latest event Donald Trump has managed to secure for his growing portfolio of courses. Trump National Doral and Trump International Puerto Rico just held the WGC-Cadillac Championship and the Puerto Rico Open, respectively, while Trump National Bedminster will host the 2017 U.S. Women's Open and the 2022 PGA Championship.

“We are thrilled to welcome the PGA to Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles - the perfect location for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf,” Trump added. "The combination of the course itself and stunning location will no doubt be a major draw for spectators and television viewers alike.”

One final change announced on Tuesday, the Grand Slam, which was previously broadcast on TNT, will now air on Golf Channel.