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Women’s PGA Championship heads to Hazeltine National for first time

Hazeltine National Golf Club in the US city of Chaska, Minnesota, has been announced as the host venue for the 2019 edition of the Women’s PGA Championship.

It will mark the first time that the event, one of five majors on the women’s tour, has taken place at Hazeltine National Golf Club. The tournament will run from June 20-23, 2019.

The course has experience of hosting women’s majors in the past, having staged the 1966 and 1977 editions of the US Open. The course also staged the men’s US Open in 1970 and 1991, the PGA Championship in 2002 and 2009, and last year’s Ryder Cup.

The Women’s PGA Championship is operated by the PGA of America in collaboration with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and professional services company KPMG, the event’s title sponsor.

Pete Bevacqua, chief executive of the PGA of America, said: “Hazeltine National Golf Club was built to host majors and its membership, along with exceptional sports fans throughout Minnesota, embrace golf. We are excited for what lies ahead in 2019 and for our continued relationship of major championship golf at Hazeltine that will continue well into the future.”

This year’s Women’s PGA Championship takes place from June 29 to July 2 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois. The 2018 edition will be held at Kemper Lakes Golf Club of Kildeer in Illinois.

Last year’s event was held at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington, and was won by Canada’s Brooke Henderson.