Beyond the status quo at Quail Hollow


The PGA of America’s gain may likely be the PGA Tour’s loss. At least that’s the early read on speculation that Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., will be named site of the 2017 PGA Championship.

According to a report in the Charlotte Observer, club and PGA officials plan to make the announcement on Tuesday. Speculation that the tony North Carolina club would join the major rota grew during this year’s tournament when Kerry Haigh, the PGA’s senior director of tournaments, was on site.

Quail Hollow has hosted the popular PGA Tour stop since 2003, but the current contract with sponsor Wells Fargo expires after the 2014 event and before this year’s tournament club president Johnny Harris was asked if it was necessary to have an event every year (re: a Tour event) at the club?

“Wouldn’t think so,” Harris said.