Aronimink Golf Club, which opened for play in 1928, was designed by the legendary course architect Donald Ross. Other notable layouts created by the Scottish-born Ross include Oak Hill in New York, Seminole in Florida, Oakland Hills in Michigan and Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.
The host of the 1962 PGA Championship captured by Gary Player, Aronimink, located in suburban Philadelphia, was also the site of the 1977 U.S. Amateur Championship won by John Fought and the 1997 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship won by Jason Allred.
'Similar to the PGA Championship, The PGA of America is now taking the Senior PGA Championship to historic courses around the country,' said PGA of America President Jack Connelly. 'We are excited about bringing this premier event which attracts the games living legends as well as the newest stars in senior golf to Aronimink Golf Club, which for more than 70 years has been one of this countrys greatest golf courses.'
The Senior PGA Championship, first conducted in 1937 at Augusta National Golf Club at the suggestion of Bobby Jones, was held at a number of sites in Florida from 1940 through 2000. The 2001 Senior PGA Championship is scheduled for May 24-27 at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., while the 2002 event will be hosted by Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
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