Southern Hills to host 2030 PGA Championship
Courtesy of Southern Hills CC
Southern Hills was awarded a future PGA Championship in 2017, although the date was not specified. On Tuesday, the PGA of America cleared up the ambiguity, as the Wanamaker Trophy will visit the Oklahoma venue in 2030.
It will be the fifth PGA conducted at Southern Hills, the first since 2007. The course has also hosted three U.S. Opens and two U.S. Amateurs, and will serve as home to the 2021 Senior PGA next May.
During the summer of 2018, architect Gil Hanse and crew rebuilt much of the course, in the process re-establishing Perry Maxwell’s distinctive, gnarly edged bunkering. It is ranked No. 34 in the Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest list.
With Southern Hills entrenched in the lineup, the PGA Championship has now lined up its venues for 11 of the next 12 years, with the lone open spot 2025. The upcoming slate is highlighted by Kiawah Island Ocean Course in 2021, Trump Bedminster in 2022 and Oak Hill in 2023.
This year’s PGA Championship is set to begin at TPC Harding Park on Aug. 6. Brooks Koepka is the defending champ.