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NEWS: Hazeltine National To Host 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA

Hazeltine National, 17th hole. (Photo courtesy of Hazeltine National)

Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., will host the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, it was announced Friday.

The site of last year’s Ryder Cup has an illustrious history of hosting big events, including the 1966 and 1977 U.S. Women’s Opens, the 1970 and 1991 U.S. Opens, and the 2002 and 2009 PGA Championships.

“The PGA of America is delighted to bring the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and the greatest women players in the world, to one of the our country’s great venues and the site of the 2016 Ryder Cup,” said PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. “Hazeltine National Golf Club was built to host majors and its membership, along with exceptional sports fans throughout Minnesota, embrace golf.”

The Hazeltine selection means the championship will be contested in the Midwest for three consecutive years. Olympia Fields (Illinois) will host this year, followed the next year by Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Ill.

“We’re thrilled to bring the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to yet another prestigious venue with such a strong championship pedigree to test the best women golfers in the world,” said Jon Podany, the LPGA’s chief commercial officer. “We’re also excited to return to the Twin Cities area where the fan support has been terrific at previous U.S. Women’s Opens and the Solheim Cup in past years.”

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