Hazeltine National Golf Club, venue for this year’s US PGA Championship and the site of Tony Jacklin’s historic US Open Championship victory in 1970, has been named by the PGA of America to host The 41st Ryder Cup Matches in 2016.
The Chaska, Minnesota, venue completes the sequence of Ryder Cups from the 2002 Matches at The De Vere Belfry through to Hazeltine National Golf Club in 2016.
Hazeltine National will host two US PGA Championships before The Ryder Cup Matches – this year and in 2009. It will be the first time a club in Minnesota has hosted the biennial event between Europe and the United States.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1962 and remodelled by Rees Jones, in 1987, Hazeltine National has been the site of the 1970 and 1991 US Open Championships, the 1983 US Senior Open, the 1966 and 1977 US Women’s Open, the 1994 US Mid-Amateur and it will also host the 2006 US Amateur Championship.
In 1970, Jacklin became the first British-born golfer to win the US Open Championship since Ted Ray in 1920. Victory meant that the Englishman held the Open Championships of Britain and America at the same time. The late Payne Stewart of the USA claimed the title there in 1991.
‘Hazeltine National Golf Club features all of the components necessary to host The Ryder Cup Matches,’ said PGA of America President Jack Connelly. ‘The PGA of America looks forward to continuing its relationship with Hazeltine National along with the community and the knowledgeable galleries as we prepare for The Ryder Cup Matches.’
Hazeltine National Golf Club President, Mark Josefson, said: ‘Hazeltine National Golf Club is excited about bringing the Ryder Cup Matches, one of the great events in sports, to Minnesota. This fulfills our mission and continues a proud tradition of significant championships at Hazeltine National Golf Club.’
The Ryder Cup Matches originated in 1927, and have been conducted at 17 US sites over the past 75 years. The following sites will host future Ryder Cup Matches:
2002 The De Vere Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England
2004 Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2006 The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
2008 Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky
2010 The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales
2012 Medinah Country Club, Illinois
2014 The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
2016 Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota
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