Hazeltine National, which hosts the first of its two PGA Championships Aug. 15-18, will be the first club in Minnesota to host the biennial event that brings together teams from the United States and Europe in a match-play format. Hazeltine National also will host the 91st PGA Championship in 2009.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1962 and remodeled by Rees Jones, in 1987, Hazeltine National has been the site of the 1970 and 1991 U.S. Open Championships, the 1983 U.S. Senior Open, the 1966 and 1977 U.S. Women's Open and the 1994 U.S. Mid-Amateur. The club also will host the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship.
'Hazeltine National Golf Club features all of the components necessary to host the Ryder Cup Matches,' said PGA of America President Jack Connelly. 'The enthusiasm of the Hazeltine National club members combined with the sports-savvy Twin Cities region makes this selection ideal for this great event. The PGA of America looks forward to continuing its relationship with Hazeltine National along with the community and the knowledgeable galleries as we prepare for the Ryder Cup Matches.'
'Hazeltine National Golf Club is excited about bringing the Ryder Cup Matches, one of the great events in sports, to Minnesota,' said Hazeltine National Golf Club President Mark Josefson. 'This fulfills our mission and continues a proud tradition of significant championships at Hazeltine National Golf Club.'
The Ryder Cup Matches originated in 1927, and have been conducted at 17 U.S. sites over the past 75 years.
Future Ryder Cup sites:
2002 - The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England
2004 - Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
2006 - The Kildare Hotel & Country Club, Straffan, Dublin, Ireland
2008 - Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky.
2010 - Wentwood Hills, The Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales
2012 - Medinah (Ill.) Country Club
2014 - The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
2016 - Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.
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