Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey has secured the hosting rights for the 2022 PGA Championship.
The deal to bring the Major event to Bedminster was struck between the PGA of America and the Trump Organization, operated by high-profile businessman Donald Trump. The agreement includes another Trump National Golf Club, in Potomac Falls, Virginia hosting the 2017 Senior PGA Championship.
Trump owns 16 golf properties across North America, Europe and the Middle East and a deal to acquire Scottish course Turnberry from Dubai-based group Leisurecorp was confirmed earlier this week. Turnberry's status as an Open venue is unlikely to be affected by the takeover, according to R&A chief executive Peter Dawson. “Turnberry is a great favourite among the players and it's on the Open rota for sure,” Dawson told BBC Sport. Turnberry is the only one of the nine current Open venues that is not a private members' club.
“The PGA of America is excited to begin a new chapter of major championship history by taking two of our premier championships to venues that bear the Trump label of excellence,” PGA president Ted Bishop said. “Mr Trump understands what it means to present both the finest venues in golf and an unforgettable experience for both our fans and the greatest players in the game. We look forward to having these exceptional sites identify a major champion in the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship.”
The PGA of America will conduct four other premier championships in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area in the next decade. Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield is the site of the 2016 PGA Championship, and Bethpage Black in Farmingdale will host the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup.
The United States’ Jason Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship, which was staged at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. The 2014 Championship will be played from August 7-10 at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.