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Southern Hills Country Club picked to host 2022 PGA Championship

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2022-03-31 11:04:25-04

TULSA, Okla. — The 2022 PGA Championship is coming to Tulsa.

The PGA of America Board of Directors announced Monday that Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa is hosting the 2022 PGA Championship.

The move comes after the PGA of America voted to move the championship from the Trump National Golf Club after supporters of President Donald Trump rioted during an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Excited to return to SHCC for the fifth time. The course offers a tough-but-fair test for the strongest field in golf.

As the PGA Championship team carefully evaluated the many terrific golf courses across the country that expressed interest in hosting the 2022 PGA Championship, it became clear to the Board of Directors that Southern Hills will give us an advantage to operate and execute the Championship in this shortened window of time on par with our standards required to host a Major championship.

Building on its Major championship pedigree, SHCC and Tulsa have been an incredibly enthusiastic and supportive market in our four previous PGA Championships. It is also important to note we have an existing PGA Championships operations team on the ground and volunteer committees ready to go.

We are thrilled to be coming back to Southern Hills Country Club, which underwent a wonderful restoration by Gil Hanse in 2019. While this will be SHCC’s eighth overall men’s major, the most recent was the 2007 PGA Championship, won by Tiger Woods. There will be a great deal of excitement around today’s generation of top players taking on Southern Hills for the first time in a Major championship.

We thank the South Central PGA Section, their Board of Directors and the PGA Professional staff at Southern Hills, their Board and membership for their enthusiasm to host this event on a very tight timeline. We also recognize the impact that this decision has caused the NJ Section and will be working with them so it would not have a negative impact on their programming plans to help continue to grow the game.”

Southern Hills told 2 Works for You it is proud to continue "our great tradition of hosting major golf championships. We also forward to showcasing our club, city, and state."

Southern Hills last hosted the PGA Championship in 2007. Tiger Woods won that year.

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