The Philadelphia area will see two majors coming back their way in the next decade, with the PGA of America set to announce Aronimink Golf Club as host of the 2027 PGA Championship and 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
The news was reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, which said the announcement will be made on Nov. 14.
Aronimink earned widespread acclaim from golf fans when it hosted Tiger Woods’ National tournament in 2010 and 2011 as then-regular host Congressional Country Club was preparing to host the 2011 US Open. There was talk even then of finding a way to get a major, probably a PGA Championship, to the club. Now that’s happening.
Aronimink, which will host the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in the 2018 FedEx Cup playoffs, is mostly through a renovation project which began in October 2016. The work, which was halted in the spring of this year, will be finished in early 2018. That project made hosting a major immediately more feasible.
The club hosted the 1962 PGA Championship, and it was in line to host the 1993 championship but pulled out over fears it would not be able to have minority membership at the then all-white club following the Shoal Creek debacle of 1990. In 2003, the club hosted the Senior PGA Championship.
The 2027 PGA Championship will be played in May dates to be announced. It’s unclear when the 2020 Women’s PGA will be played, with the possibility the event moves to the fall in 2019 and beyond.