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Hazeltine to create history with return of Ryder Cup

Hazeltine to create history with return of Ryder Cup

By: SportBusiness International team

Posted:
26 Mar 2018
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The PGA of America has announced that Hazeltine National Golf Club will become the first US course to host the Ryder Cup on two occasions by awarding the venue hosting rights for the 2028 tournament.

Hazeltine, which is located in Chaska, Minnesota, was the site of the US Ryder Cup team’s 17-11 victory over Europe in 2016. While today’s news is a first for the US, four English courses have hosted multiple editions of the storied tournament - The Belfry (1985, 1989, 1993, 2002); Royal Lytham & St. Annes (1961, 1977); Royal Birkdale (1965, 1969) and Southport and Ainsdale (1933, 1937).

Minnesota-based newspaper the Star Tribune noted that the Ryder Cup returns to Hazeltine with the event’s growing demands serving to limit the number of clubs that have the capacity to host the tournament. It added that Hazeltine is attractive as its extensive Chaska grounds are spacious enough to accommodate the ever-growing corporate villages, television compound and operational infrastructure that took nearly four months to erect in 2016.

In November, the PGA of America confirmed that San Francisco’s Olympic Club will host the 2032 Ryder Cup, with today’s news meaning that the next four US editions are now locked in place.

The 2032 Ryder Cup will 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.

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).

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