The PGA Championship is still coming to the Philadelphia area and Aronimink Country Club in the second half of the 2020s. It's just not going to happen in 2027.
Instead, the PGA of America has awarded the 2027 PGA Championship to itself.
On Dec. 4, the PGA of America announced a long-rumored plan to move its headquarters from Palm Beach County in Florida to Frisco, Texas, one of America's fastest-growing cities. As part of that announcement, the PGA of America committed to hosting two PGA Championships, two KPMG Women's PGA Championships, two KitchenAid Senior PGA Championships and other PGA of America-run events at the new headquarters, which will feature two 18-hole courses.
The two PGA Championships dates for the new PGA Frisco location are 2027 and 2034, meaning Aronimink won't be hosting in 2027 after all. The PGA of America announced their plans to bring the 2027 PGA Championship to Aronimink in November 2017. The 2020 Women's PGA Championship to be held there is apparently not affected.
So, when will Aronimink host the PGA Championship? There are a few open dates remaining in the second half of the 2020s: 2025 and 2026. The PGA of America hasn't announced committed hosts for either of those years. One of those years is expected to go to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte after a successful turn as host in 2017. The other will likely go to Aronimink.
Committing those two dates should clear up the mystery of when Tulsa's Southern Hills will host the PGA Championship. When the club and the PGA of America announced a deal to host a future PGA Championship, there wasn't a specific date mentioned, just a commitment the Wanamaker would be played for at the club by 2030. Well, it looks like Southern Hills may well host in 2030 then.
However, with three open dates remaining until 2031, it's evident these three clubs will be slotted in them.