Texas to host 2027 and 2034 US PGA Championships

PGA of America officially announces move from Palm Beach Gardens to Texas

PGA of America officially announces move from Palm Beach Gardens to Texas

The PGA will bring 26 championships to Frisco between 2023 and 2034: "That includes our majors, certainly the PGA Championship, KPMG Women's Championship, Our Kitchen Aid Senior Championship, and also our boys and girls championships, PGA junior league golf, and events for our club professionals", Crall said. It was announced Tuesday after several government entities in Texas approved the deal. The city has won a hotly pursued headquarters for the PGA of America, which is relocating from its current home in Palm Beach County, Florida. If the PGA Championships perform at a high level, then certainly there is an opportunity for the Ryder Cup to happen [in Frisco].

The last time a major came to Texas was the 1969 U.S. Open.

The PGA of America is teaming with Omni Stillwater Woods (OSW), a joint venture led by Omni Hotels & Resorts with Stillwater Capital and Woods Capital; the City of Frisco, as well as its Economic and Community Development Corporations; and the Frisco Independent School District.

Frisco is located about 25 miles north of Dallas.

"Our move to Frisco will be transcendent for the PGA of America", said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh in a statement.

The economic impact to Frisco is expected to be more than $2.5 billion over the next 20 years. Omni Stillwater Woods will spend $455 million to buy the land and build the hotel, conference center, retail space, parking and the golf courses. The golf courses, clubhouse, practice areas and associated public facilities will be owned by the city.

Texas has only hosted six men's major golf tournaments in the state's history, including the 1941 U.S. Open at Colonial Country Club.

"Partnering with the University of North Texas to help develop tomorrow's sports industry leaders is another way we are helping the game of golf evolve and grow".

What about the Ryder Cup?

"By partnering with the PGA of America, UNT hopes to develop unique internship and volunteer opportunities for students, conduct research and collect data on behalf of the PGA and develop educational programs for the PGA's 29,000 professionals", UNT President Neal Smatresk said in a release.

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