2024 PGA Championship returning to Kentucky's Valhalla: Report

2024 PGA Championship returning to Kentucky’s Valhalla: Report

The 2024 PGA Championship will return to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, marking a full decade between hosting the PGA of America's biggest annual championship.

The Louisville Courier Journal reported the news, which will be announced at a Nov. 16 press conference.

The decision comes as no surprise, as the PGA of America owns the Jack Nicklaus-designed Valhalla. The PGA of America routinely uses the venue to host big championships, including the 2008 Ryder Cup, the Senior PGA Championship and three past PGA Championships.

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This will mark the first time Valhalla has been a venue for the PGA Championship with a May date. The PGA Championship will move to May in 2019, making it the second of four majors on the golf calendar. The 2024 PGA Championship will combine with horseracing's Kentucky Derby, in the first week of May, to make the Louisville area the epicenter of the sports world for that month. The move to May was, in part, to prevent the PGA Championship from conflicting with Olympic golf, which will be played at Le Golf National in Paris.

Valhalla has hosted the PGA Championship on three previous occasions:

  • 1996 - When Mark Brooks held off Kenny Perry for his only major championship
  • 2000 - When Tiger Woods defeated Bob May in a three-hole aggregate-score playoff to win his third major of the year in Jack Nicklaus' final appearance in the event
  • 2014 - When Rory McIlroy won his second major in a row, beating Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson in near-darkness


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