Bal­tus­rol adds PGA, Women’s PGA ma­jors

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports - — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

The PGA Cham­pi­onship is re­turn­ing to Bal­tus­rol, and the Women’s PGA is go­ing to the fa­bled New Jer­sey course for the first time.

The an­nounce­ment Satur­day – the women will play there in 2023, the men in 2029 – marks the sec­ond straight year the PGA of Amer­ica sched­uled ma­jors for men and women at the same course. The PGA Cham­pi­onship (2027) and Women’s PGA (2020) also will be at Aron­imink out­side Philadel­phia over the next decade.

It will be the third PGA Cham­pi­onship at Bal­tus­rol, with Jimmy Walker win­ning in 2016 and Phil Mick­el­son win­ning in 2005. Bal­tus­rol also held the U.S. Open seven times.

Eu­ro­pean Tour: Mar­cus Kin­hult of Swe­den carded a 4-un­der 67 and main­tained his two-shot lead go­ing into the fi­nal day of the French Open in Paris. Kin­hult shot five birdies in a row just be­fore the turn to get to 10 un­der, and he kept his ad­van­tage with a bo­gey and a birdie to stay two shots ahead of Eng­land’s Chris Wood at Le Golf Na­tional, where the Ry­der Cup will be staged in Septem­ber.

Wood re­cov­ered from a poor start with two birdies and an ea­gle be­fore the turn be­fore fin­ish­ing with a 67. Spaniards Ser­gio Gar­cia (64) and Jon Rahm (68) are be­hind Wood at 7 un­der and 6 un­der.

World No. 2 Justin Thomas and fel­low Amer­i­can Ju­lian Suri are at 4 un­der af­ter each shot a 69.

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