Reports: 2020 PGA to Harding Park
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/27/14
The PGA of America will announce on Wednesday, July 2, that the 2020 PGA Championship will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, according to a delicious rash of reports that emerged yesterday afternoon.
Joe Passov of Golf Magazine contact Harding Park GM Tom Smith, who said this:
"I wish I could comment, but I have to refer you to Ty Votaw (Executive Vice President and Chief Global Communications Officer of the PGA Tour). However, I can tell that as a PGA professional, it would be great to have the PGA Championship come here."Golfweek also reported that Harding Park will also host the 2025 Presidents Cup. That biennial event was played at Harding Park on October 8-11, 2009, when Team USA defeated the International Team, 19½ to 14½.
The PGA Championship was last played on the west coast in 1998 at Sahalee CC outside Seattle, where Vijay Singh won the first of his three majors. It was last played at a public-access course that is actually affordable back in 1974 at Tanglewood Park GC in Clemmons, North Carolina. But it is worth noting that the 2019 PGA Championship will be played at Bethpage Black on Long Island.
If any of you oobers have played Harding Park, jump in and tell us about it!
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The PGA has been trying to make news with all these venue announcements for tournaments in the very distant future. Who cares! The Olympic f'n games are not even planned out as far in advance as this stupid tournament.
Isn't there a meteor planned to destroy human life on this planet sometime before then? I'll set my DVR up now anyway, just in case.
I am surprised that they didn't announce during the US Open. The USGA and PGA are in a constant douchebag game of one-upsmanship.
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