Two weeks ago at 10:01 p.m. ET on a Sunday night, days after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters breached the United States Capitol, the PGA of America announced that Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, would no longer be hosting the 2022 PGA Championship.
Next year’s major championship now has a new host: Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Southern Hills is no stranger to major championships, having hosted seven men’s majors – three U.S. Opens and four PGA Championships – as well as the first-ever U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in 1987.
Tiger Woods won the last PGA Championship held at Southern Hills in 2007. Before that, Nick Price won there in 1994, following Raymond Floyd in 1982 and Dave Stockton in 1970.
Retief Goosen claimed the 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills. Hubert Green won in 1977 and Tommy Bolt in 1958.
The PGA of America selects Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., to host the 2022 PGA Championship from May 16-22. Excited to return to SHCC for the fifth time. The course offers a tough-but-fair test for the strongest field in golf. pic.twitter.com/Etkh81dC0X
— PGA of America (@PGA) January 25, 2021
Southern Hills also hosted the Tour Championship in 1995 and 1996, won by Billy Mayfair and Tom Lehman, respectively. The 1946 U.S. Women’s Amateur, won by Babe Zaharias, was also played there. The course most recently held the 2009 U.S. Amateur, won by Byeong-Hun An.
The 2030 PGA Championship was previously scheduled to be held at Southern Hills. After the announcement for 2022, PGA.com’s list of future sites now lists 2030 as “TBD.”
In a column earlier this month on Golfweek, Eamon Lynch wrote that moving the 2022 PGA Championship had been debated internally at the PGA of America for more than two years, but executives had previously been reluctant.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/01/25/pga-championship-2022-southern-hills-trump-bedminster/