PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PGA of America announced today that it has entered a new partnership with The Trump Organization, selecting Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster, N.J. as the site of the 2022 PGA Championship and Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., in Potomac Falls, Va., as the site of the 2017 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid.
In August 2022, Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster will host the 104th PGA Championship, which will mark the third New Jersey course to host a PGA Championship and the Championship's fourth overall visit to the state. The 78th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid in May 2017 at Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., will be the first time the most historic and prestigious championship in senior golf will be conducted in Virginia.
"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," said PGA President Ted Bishop. "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 presented by KitchenAid."
Donald J. Trump is chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which owns 16 world-class golf properties throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, not including the spectacular Trump National Doral, the 800-acre facility that Mr. Trump has just rebuilt.
"It is my great honor to be involved with the PGA of America, an organization which I have long respected," said Trump. "I would like to thank Ted Bishop and Pete Bevacqua for having the confidence in me and The Trump Organization, and in particular recognizing the greatness of two facilities, one in the New York/New Jersey Metro area and the other, directly on the Potomac River in the D.C./Virginia/Maryland area. I have no doubt that these two highly acclaimed courses will lead to one of the best PGA and Senior PGA Championships ever."
In addition to Trump golf properties set to host PGA-sanctioned majors, the PGA of America will conduct four premier championships in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area in less than a decade. Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., is the site of the 2016 PGA Championship, while Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., will host the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup.
Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., was the site of the 2013 Junior PGA Championship, and features the newly built Championship Course, which fronts its entire length on the Potomac River. The Tom Fazio designed course opened for play in 2009 and extends to 7,650 yards all along the river. The property covers 800 rolling acres with a 50,000-square foot clubhouse as centerpiece resting on a 120-foot bluff.
Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster, built on the 600-acre former estate of sports car magnate John DeLorean, features two courses - the Old and New Course. The Old Course, designed by Tom Fazio, which will host the 2017 U.S. Women's Open and the 2022 PGA Championship, opened for play in 2004 and plays to 7,560 yards. It has received rave reviews and since 2005 has been ranked among the Top 100 Golf Courses in America by GOLF Magazine and many other rating systems. It is considered one of this country's great golf courses and has the capacity to hold massive numbers of spectators.
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SOURCE PGA of America