Hazeltine has been named as host of the 2028 Ryder Cup, 12 years after the United States recorded a dominant 17-11 victory at the venue in 2016.
The PGA of America made the announcement about the 2028 Ryder Cup on the Ryder Cup USA social media channels with a message named “we’ve got some news…”.
It featured a video starting with the wording “Somewhere in Minnesota” before showing the gold-medal winning U.S. Team on a curling rink.
The 29-second clip featured John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner—winning Olympians from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang earlier this year—using putting alignment techniques and wearing golf attire on the ice situated in Minnesota, a short distance from Hazeltine. The end of the clip sees the curling stone slide close to the Ryder Cup before the logo appears and the name of the host is revealed…Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.
Back to victory
Hazeltine, of course, saw the Americans end a run of four defeats as Davis Love III’s team finally got their hands back on the trophy for the first time since 2008 at Valhalla. And history will be created when Hazeltine stages the 47th Ryder Cup in 2028, as no American venue has ever hosted two Ryder Cups before.
The Robert Trent Jones-designed course will also become the fifth overall to host multiple Ryder Cups, following on from The Belfry (1985, 1989, 1993 and 2002), Royal Lytham & St Annes (1961 and 1977), Royal Birkdale (1965 and 1969) and Southport and Ainsdale (1933 and 1937).
A rich golf history
The 2028 Ryder Cup will add another chapter to Hazeltine’s rich history, too, with four majors having also been staged at the Minnesota venue—the U.S. Open in 1970 and 1991 won by Tony Jacklin and Payne Stewart, respectively, and the PGA Championship in 2002 and 2009 won by Rich Beem and Yang Yong-eun. It has also hosted the U.S. Women’s Open twice in 1966 and 1977 and the U.S. Senior Open in 1983. It is also slated to stage the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June 2019.
The PGA of America has already announced the host venue for the 2032 Ryder Cup having revealed in November that the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, will stage the bi-annual event for the first time on the Lake Course, as well as the PGA Championship in 2028.
This year’s competition
The Ryder Cup will take place at Le Golf National in Paris, France, in September this year. The United States will be seeking a first win on European soil in a quarter of a century since triumphing at The Belfry in 1993. In 2022, it is schedules to take place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.
Either side of the latter is the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, and the 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. The host venues of the 2026 and 2030 Ryder Cups—both to be staged in Europe—are yet to be revealed.