The Philadelphia area will see two majors coming back their way in the next decade, with the PGA of America set to announce Aronimink Golf Club as host of the 2027 PGA Championship and 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. More recently, it held the 2010 and 2011 AT&T National. The idea of holding national events at the club became more feasible after Aronimink embarked on an extensive course restoration in October of previous year.
The awarding of two more prestigious tournaments - majors on the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour - is a big development for Aronimink, which next September will host the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA Tour FedExCup playoff events.
The club hosted the 1962 PGA Championship, and it was in line to host the 1993 championship but pulled out over fears it would not be able to have minority membership at the then all-white club following the Shoal Creek debacle of 1990.
Fall is usually a quiet time on the golf calendar, but the PGA of America has been making plenty of noise this November. The work, which was halted in the spring of this year, will be finished in early 2018. The event shifts to May in 2019 as the second major when it comes to Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Last week, the PGA officially announced that the 2028 PGA Championship and the 2032 Ryder Cup would be held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. It was also reported that PGA Championship will return to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., in 2024.