ROCHESTER, N.Y. – If it was up to Suzann Pettersen, the Wegmans LPGA Championship wouldn’t be played at Locust Hill Country Club.
“Play a different course,” Pettersen said. “This is a phenomenal golf course. You have to be accurate. There are small greens. But, for me, this is not a major [championship] golf course. That’s my personal opinion.”
Cristie Kerr, who won last year’s LPGA Championship, said she loves the course, but she would like to see the championship move around.
“I think it would be nice to have a rotation,” Kerr said. “This tournament has been here for many, many years as the Wegmans LPGA tournament. Now, it’s the Wegmans LPGA Championship. It’s our tournament. I think it might be nice to have some different golf courses, although I do love this course.”
The LPGA has an agreement with Wegmans to play the LPGA Championship at Locust Hill through next year. Tournament chairman Jerry Stahl said the tournament foundation would like to keep the event at Locust Hill but is in discussions with the LPGA over possible options. Rotating sites is among the options, with Rochester Country Club and historic Oak Hill among venues being talked about.