Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky has been awarded hosting rights to the 2024 edition of the PGA Championship.
The announcement was made yesterday (Thursday) by event organiser the PGA of America. Valhalla last staged the event in 2014, when Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy emerged victorious to claim his second PGA Championship title.
The 2024 edition of the event, which is one of four majors in men’s golf, will take place in May as part of a switch taking hold from 2019 making it the second major on the schedule instead of the fourth and last. It will mark the fourth time Valhalla has staged the tournament, with the course having also played host in 1996 and 2000. Valhalla also staged the 2008 Ryder Cup and the 2004 Senior PGA Championship.
“We’re always proud to return the PGA Championship to Valhalla and the city of Louisville,” PGA of America president Paul Levy said. “In the last 30 or so years, Valhalla has hosted an abundance of historical moments penned by some of the game’s greatest champions. It’s been a remarkable run and we’re anxious to experience just what Valhalla’s next chapter has in store.”
The awarding of the 2024 event to Valhalla means the destinations for the next seven editions of the PGA Championship have been confirmed. Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri will host next year, before the tournament heads to Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York in 2019; Harding Park in San Francisco, California in 2020; The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island (South Carolina) Golf Resort in 2021; Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey in 2022; and Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York in 2023.
Earlier this week, the PGA of America awarded hosting rights for the 2027 PGA Championship to the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. It came after The Olympic Club in San Francisco was last week awarded the 2028 edition of the event.
Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma will also host the tournament between 2025 and 2030, with a year to be confirmed at a later date.
Justin Thomas won this year’s PGA Championship, which was staged at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.