THE US PGA Championship is going to Trump National in New Jersey, giving tycoon Donald Trump his biggest tournament yet.
The PGA of America announced a partnership last night that will take the 2022 US PGA to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. Also, the Senior PGA Championship will be played at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia, in 2017.
“Certainly when you have courses, when you get acknowledged to have one of the majors having the PGA is a very, very big deal,” Trump said at a news conference. “So it’s very important to me. It’s a great honour for me, and it’s a tremendous honour for both of those clubs.”
Trump has 17 golf courses around the world, which includes his agreement this week to buy Turnberry. The Ayrshire links has already hosted the Open four times, and R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said it remains on the rotation.
The American developer is slowly becoming a major force in world golf.
Trump National Doral near Miami hosts a World Golf Championship in the same week in March that his Trump course in Puerto Rico hosts a regular US PGA Tour event. The US PGA Championship in 2022 would be his first men’s major, unless the Open returns to Turnberry before then.
Trump National in Bedminster is to host the US Women’s Open in 2017.