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San Francisco secures 2020 PGA Championship in golf event hat trick

The TPC Harding Park in San Francisco has been awarded three major golf events, with the 2015 World Golf Championships Match Play Championship, the 2020 PGA Championship and the 2025 Presidents Cup awarded to the US venue.

The golf course, owned by the City and County of San Francisco, staged the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship and the 2009 Presidents Cup. Harding Park became the first West Coast venue to host the Presidents Cup in 2009 and it will stage its second WGC event next year. The 2020 PGA Championship will mark the first time that the final of the four majors will take place in San Francisco.

“The PGA of America is proud to be taking its major championship in 2020 to the City of San Francisco, home to one of the premier venues that embraces public golf along with the skill to stage some of the game's greatest events,” PGA of America president Ted Bishop said. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem added: “Today's announcement marks an exciting chapter in the history of the Presidents Cup and the World Golf Championships.”

Finchem added: “Not only are we returning to TPC Harding Park, which was a spectacular and hugely successful venue for the Presidents Cup 2009 and a World Golf Championships in 2005, but we are also furthering this historic and important partnership with the City and County of San Francisco. The Tour's commitment to Harding Park, now further bolstered by that of the PGA of America bringing the PGA Championship here in 2020, ensures golf’s longstanding legacy in this great city.”

The WGC Match Play Championship has taken place in Marana, Arizona for the past eight years.