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PGA Championship 2020: 10 things you need to know about TPC Harding Park

Dom Furore

California is gifted with some of America's greatest golf courses. So despite TPC Harding Park not making Golf Digest's recent ranking of the Best Courses in California, don't sleep on this San Francisco municipal.

It might not be as interesting architecturally as other California venues, but its designer is the same as nearby Olympic Club, and Harding Park has a respectable tournament history. To learn how TPC Harding Park winded up with a major championship, you must read Ron Whitten's phenomenal feature in Issue 7 of Golf Digest. (Click here to read it.)

It's a fascinating tale to see how some backroom politics have led TPC Harding Park to become the Bethpage Black of the West Coast. Though nobody would dispute the Black's superior design, TPC Harding Park will be on display next week for the 2020 PGA Championship. Scroll down to watch our video for some quick-hitting facts about this new major host.