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PGA Championship to Scioto?

June 11, 2010

Kerry Haigh, managing director of championships for the PGA of America, visited Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday to assess the facility's suitability as a future site of the PGA Championship, Bob Hunter reported in the Columbus Dispatch.

A year ago, Dave Shedloski reported here that Scioto was preparing a bid to host the PGA Championship in 2017.

However, reports surfaced in Charlotte, N.C., in May that an announcement was imminent that the Quail Hollow Club, site of the PGA Tour's popular Quail Hollow Championship, would be awarded the '17 PGA.

Scioto, the Donald Ross-designed course on which Jack Nicklaus grew up, was recently renovated by Nicklaus, with an assist from Michael Hurdzan, a Columbus-based course architect. Scioto has hosted a U.S. Open, a PGA Championship and a Ryder Cup in its storied history.

Hunter wrote this: "'I don't think there's any questions about' whether the golf course is good enough to play host to the tournament, Scioto general manager Greg Wolf said. 'It's more of a logistical thing, and can we generate the revenue they need.'"

-- John Strege