PGA Tour

PGA unveil future plans

2014-07-02 21:06
Tim Finchem (AFP)

San Francisco - The TPC Harding Park in San Francisco celebrated a unique triple-header on Wednesday when it was awarded the 2015 WGC-Match Play Championship, the 2020 PGA Championship and the 2025 Presidents Cup.

The par-72 Tournament Players Club layout, a municipal course owned by the City and County of San Francisco, has previously staged the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship and the 2009 Presidents Cup.

The 2020 PGA Championship will mark the first major championship to be held at a TPC property and the first time the last of the year's four majors will be played in San Francisco.

"The PGA of America is proud to be taking its major championship in 2020 to the City of San Francisco, home to one of the premier venues that embraces public golf along with the skill to stage some of the game's greatest events," PGA of America President Ted Bishop said in a statement.

Harding Park became the first West Coast venue to host the Presidents Cup, in 2009, and next year it will stage its second World Golf Championships (WGC) event.

The WGC-Match Play Championship, the first of the season's four elite WGC events, has been played in Marana, Arizona for the past eight years.

"Today's announcement marks an exciting chapter in the history of the Presidents Cup and the World Golf Championships," said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.

"Not only are we returning to TPC Harding Park, which was a spectacular and hugely successful venue for the Presidents Cup 2009 and a World Golf Championships in 2005, but we are also furthering this historic and important partnership with the City and County of San Francisco.

"The Tour's commitment to Harding Park, now further bolstered by that of the PGA of America bringing the PGA Championship here in 2020, ensures golf's longstanding legacy in this great city."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.