Southern Hills replaces Donald Trump's course for 2022 PGA Championship

Trump National Bedminster has been replaced by Southern Hills for next year's PGA Championship.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Southern Hills replaces Donald Trump's course for 2022 PGA Championship

The PGA of America has announced that the 2022 PGA Championship will now be held at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after Donald Trump's Bedminster course was stripped of that right following the attack on the US Capitol by his supporters.

The decision was made to terminate the agreement with Trump National Bedminster just days after the attack on the Capitol building, which led to the death of five people, including a police officer.

PGA of America President Jim Richerson said at the time that conducting the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster following the events in Washington would be "detrimental" to the PGA brand and would risk the "longevity" of the their mission.

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It has now been announced that Southern Hills will host next year's PGA Championship for the fifth time and first since 2007, when Tiger Woods claimed the title with a two-shot victory.

 

 

"Excited to return to SHCC for the fifth time," the PGA of America said on Twitter. "The course offers a tough-but-fair test for the strongest field in golf."

As well as hosting multiple PGA Championships, the Tulsa-based course has also previously held two US Open's, firstly in 1958 and again in 1977.

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