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Congressional Country Club to have 2031 PGA Championship, 2036 Ryder Cup,Months after the PGA Tour left Washington, the PGA of America made a noteworthy pledge to the zone’s most eminent club, but one that is numerous years away.
The PGA of America on Tuesday declared that Congressional Country Club will have numerous real competitions, incorporating the PGA Championship in 2031 and the Ryder Cup in 2036.
The main reported occasion at the Bethesda club will be the 2022 Women’s PGA Championship. The Women’s PGA likewise is planned to be played there in 2027. Those competitions are the principal ladies’ majors to be played at Congressional, which has facilitated three U.S. Opens, the 1976 PGA Championship and the 1995 U.S. Senior Open.
Different occasions coming to Congressional incorporate the Senior PGA Championship in 2025 and ’33; the PGA Professional Championship in 2029; and the Junior PGA Championship (young ladies and young men) in 2024.”This organization with Congressional Country Club and its enrollment is great in extension and stature, and we are eager to demonstrate the scope of titles and occasions that the PGA of America brings to the table,” John Easterbrook, between time CEO of the PGA of America, said in an announcement. “We’re likewise anticipating building an enduring association with the armies of learned golf fans from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and trust they will make the most of their chance with us and wonder about the abilities we will bring to Congressional in the coming years.”
Congressional last facilitated a PGA Tour occasion in 2016, when Billy Hurley III won the Quicken Loans National. The last significant title held there was the 2011 U.S. Open, in which Rory McIlroy asserted his first major by setting competition records for least 72-gap score (268) and most strokes under standard (16).This latest PGA Tour occasion in the D.C. territory was the Quicken Loans National in late June and early July at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Francesco Molinari won by shooting 21-under 259 in the evident last release of the occasion Tiger Woods has facilitated each year since 2007, when it was known as the AT&T National. The PGA Tour has reported that it would add Detroit to its calendar for next season, leaving the D.C. territory without an occasion out of the blue since before the Kemper Open came to Avenel in 1980.
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The 2031 PGA Championship will be the 74th portion since it moved to stroke play in 1958. (It had already been a match-play occasion.) The occasion customarily has been played on the third end of the prior week Labor Day, filling in as the fourth and last significant title of the season. In any case, beginning one year from now, the competition will be played the end of the prior week Memorial Day as the season’s second major, a move to keep away from ordinarily sweltering conditions in mid-August.By the time the PGA Championship returns to the D.C. territory, Brooks Koepka will be 41. Koepka won the current year’s PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis to catch the third significant title of his vocation and his second of 2018.
Koepka is an individual from the current year’s U.S. group that will go up against Europe in the Ryder Cup. The opposition started in 1927 and since has been challenged at regular intervals on European or American soil. The current year’s Ryder Cup will be played in the not so distant future at Le Golf National outside of Paris.
The United States won the 2016 Ryder Cup, 17-11, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Europe, be that as it may, had won six of the past seven Ryder Cups.
“Congressional Country Club is glad to band together with the PGA of America and anticipates making future title history,” Congressional President Bev Lane said. “We are eager to take real title golf back to Congressional and to speak to our nation and the country’s capital as the host of the 2036 Ryder Cup.”
The D.C. zone facilitated a comparable occasion four times when the Presidents Cup, challenged by the United States and a universal group short Europe, was held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, starting with the debut occasion in 1994. The club likewise facilitated in 1996, 2000 and 2005.