The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, has secured an impressive double after it was announced the course will stage the Ryder Cup in 2032 and the PGA Championship in 2028.
The PGA of America made the announcement in a recent statement, with the two events set to add to the rich history of The Olympic Club and the renowned Lake Course.
“The PGA of America and The Olympic Club are proud to announce that the 2032 Ryder Cup and 2028 PGA Championship are coming to the famous course in San Francisco that will no doubt be much anticipated and tremendous events for global audiences,” read the statement from the PGA.
The Olympic Club is no stranger to staging big events having played host to 10 USGA events through the years. Five of those were U.S. Opens, staged on the Lake Course in 1955, 1966, 1987, 1998 and most recently in 2012 when Webb Simpson triumphed.
Now the Ryder Cup and PGA Championship will add a chapter each to the history of The Olympic Club—which was first formed in 1860—when they will be staged in 14 and 12 years’ time respectively.
“This is a special moment for our Association, to return the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup to the West Coast,” PGA of America president Paul Levy said in a statement.
“We’re excited to showcase The Olympic Club and its Lake Course, and combine them with the many tastes, sights and sounds that make San Francisco and the Bay Area so distinct.”
Dan Dillion, president of The Olympic Club, added: “Our membership is elated to host the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, two more gems that add to the rich multi-sport history of America’s oldest athletic club.
“Our collective anticipation for these signature events has already begun as we look forward to again welcoming golf’s finest players to the famed Lake Course.”
The PGA Championship has not been staged in California since 1995 when Steve Elkington won the title at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. The tournament will, however, be staged on the west coast in San Francisco in 2020 when it takes place at Harding Park.
It has been even longer for the Ryder Cup to return to California, 1955 being the only previous event staged in the state. The United States defeated Great Britain & Ireland 8-4 at the Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage that year.
The Ryder Cup will take place at Le Golf National in Paris, France, next year and at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy, four years later in 2022. Either side of those two events are the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, and four years later at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York state.
It is a further eight years until the 49th Ryder Cup will be staged at The Olympic Club with the venues for the intervening years on either side of the Atlantic yet to be decided upon.
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