PGA of Amer­ica to Host 2028 PGA Cham­pi­onship and 2032 Ry­der Cup at The Olympic Club in San Fran­cisco

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PALM BEACH GAR­DENS, FL – The PGA of Amer­ica an­nounced today that The Olympic Club in San Fran­cisco will host the 2028 PGA Cham­pi­onship and the 2032 Ry­der Cup.

This will be the first time the PGA of Amer­ica will stage any of its pil­lar events at The Olympic Club, which sports a rich cham­pi­onship her­itage hav­ing hosted 10 USGA events, in­clud­ing five U.S. Opens, on its famed Lake Course.

“This is a spe­cial mo­ment for our As­so­ci­a­tion, to re­turn the PGA Cham­pi­onship and the Ry­der Cup to the West Coast,” said PGA of Amer­ica Pres­i­dent Paul Levy. “We’re ex­cited to show­case The Olympic Club and its Lake Course, and com­bine them with the many tastes, sights and sounds that make San Fran­cisco and the Bay Area so dis­tinct.”

The PGA Cham­pi­onship is the only all­pro­fes­sional ma­jor in men’s golf. It be­gan in

1916, just months af­ter the birth of the PGA of Amer­ica and today fea­tures one of the deep­est in­ter­na­tional fields in golf. Since 1994, it has peren­ni­ally fea­tured the most top-100 play­ers in the Of­fi­cial World Golf Rank­ings of all golf Cham­pi­onships.

The Ry­der Cup, golf’s most com­pelling event, be­gan in 1927, bring­ing to­gether the finest tour pro­fes­sion­als from the United States and Europe. In Septem­ber 2018, Europe will host the U.S. in the 42nd Ry­der Cup in the shad­ows of Paris, at Le Golf Na­tional in Guyan­court, France.

“Our mem­ber­ship is elated to host the PGA Cham­pi­onship and the Ry­der Cup, two more gems that add to the rich multi-sport his­tory of Amer­ica’s old­est ath­letic club,” said Dan Dillon, Pres­i­dent of The Olympic Club, which was founded in 1860. “Our col­lec­tive an­tic­i­pa­tion for these sig­na­ture events has al­ready be­gun as we look for­ward to again wel­com­ing golf’s finest play­ers to the famed Lake Course. I also want to thank the PGA of Amer­ica for this op­por­tu­nity, their part­ner­ship and ser­vice to the game of golf.”

The Olympic Club’s Lake Course, de­signed by Wil­lie Wat­son and built by club su­per­in­ten­dent Sam Whit­ing, opened in 1924. Af­ter win­ter weather dam­age, Whit­ing re­designed the course in 1927. Its ros­ter of cham­pi­ons in­cludes Jack Fleck (18-hole play­off vic­tory over Ben Ho­gan in 1955), Billy Casper (18-hole play­off over Arnold Palmer in ’66), Scott Simp­son (1987), Lee Janzen (1998) and Webb Simp­son (2012).

These 2028 and 2032 events pro­vide Bay Area golf fans three PGA of Amer­ica events dur­ing a 13-year win­dow (2020-2032), as the 2020 PGA Cham­pi­onship will be played at Hard­ing Park, a San Fran­cisco mu­nic­i­pal course lo­cated just a few miles from The Olympic Club.

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