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Olympic Club locks down Ryder Cup, PGA Championship hosting rights

The PGA of America has confirmed that San Francisco’s Olympic Club will host the 2032 Ryder Cup and the 2028 PGA Championship.

The 2028 edition of the PGA Championship, one of golf’s four major events, will mark the first time that the PGA of America has staged one of its pillar tournaments at the Olympic Club.

The 2032 Ryder Cup will also mark the first time the team event has taken place in Northern California, with the biennial contest between the United States and Europe last having visited California itself in 1959.

“For us, it has been a strategic priority to bring more of our events to the West Coast,” Pete Bevacqua, the PGA of America’s chief executive, told the Associated Press news agency. “It’s no secret these West Coast events perform strongly in television ratings through being able to show them in prime time.”

The Olympic Club has staged 10 United States Golf Association (USGA) events in the past, including five editions of the U.S. Open, another of the sport’s majors. The AP said that the course would likely be removed from the U.S. Open rotation for the foreseeable future after it was awarded rights to the 2028 PGA Championship.

Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota staged the 2016 Ryder Cup, with the home team securing a 17-11 victory. The venues for the next two Ryder Cups on American soil have previously been announced as Whistling Straits, Wisconsin (2020) and Bethpage Black, New York (2024).

News of the Olympic Club’s deal was first reported last week, but was confirmed yesterday (Wednesday).