News & ToursJuly 30, 2009

Valhalla to get two more majors

Say this for the PGA of America: It isn't shy in exposing its own course, Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, to major championships. The PGA is taking the Senior PGA Championship there in 2011 and the PGA Championship there in 2014, it is expected to announce today.

The Louisville Courier-Journal obtained a copy of a letter sent by the PGA's championship director Ben Rubin to a "local official." In it, Rubin wrote regarding a news conference scheduled for today: "the PGA will announce the 2011 Senior PGA championship and the 2014 PGA Championship (are) coming to Valhalla Golf Club. ... PGA President Jim Remy, PGA CEO Joe Steranka and several other PGA officials and special guests will be in attendance. ..."

Valhalla hosted the PGA Championship in 1996 and 2000, the Senior PGA Championship in 2004 and the Ryder Cup in 2008.

UPDATE: It's official.

-- John Strege

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