The PGA Championship is certainly one of the most elite events in the game of golf. Now Donald Trump can add another feather to his cap as he has managed to convince the management of the championship to hold the tournament on one of his expansive golf courses.
The PGA Championship is going to Trump National in New Jersey. The PGA of America announced a partnership Thursday that will bring the 2022 PGA to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. The Senior PGA Championship will be played at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia.
Though the event is scheduled to take place in 2017, Donald Trump is an extremely happy man at the moment having ensured his golf estates get the most coveted badge of approval. He did not conceal his excitement when he told the assembled media persons, “Certainly when you have courses, when you get acknowledged to have one of the majors… having the PGA is a very, very big deal. So it’s very important to me. It’s a great honor for me and it’s a tremendous honor for both of those clubs,” reported ESPN Golf.
From a technical perspective the Trump National at Bedminster, is a near–perfect match for the PGA Championship, revealed PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqua, “It’s a phenomenal property, a championship caliber course and an unbelievable amount of room for the operational requirements of a major championship,” reported Golf.com.
However, apart from the amenities and facilities, the location of the golf course will help extend the appeal of the game and especially the championship event to newer and more modern regions shared Bevacqua, “And then, quite frankly, the added bonus is it’s in a major market. To be able to bring a major championship to the major metropolitan New York area, with the infrastructure, the hotels, obviously the excitement that generates in terms of spectators, and when you start to line up those pieces, it becomes an easy decision.”
Trump National in Bedminster is to host the U.S. Women’s Open in 2017. Trump National Doral near Miami hosts a World Golf Championship the same week in March that his Trump course in Puerto Rico hosts a regular PGA Tour event.
Couple these facts and this announcement; it clearly draws the conclusion that the PGA of America will have a near perpetual presence in the greater New York region for almost 10 years.
This seems to be the primary reason that Donald Trump’s Golf Course is the ideal location to host the PGA Championships. Not only will Donald Trump firmly establish the fact that majority of his golf courses are championship grade, but the PGA of America will gain newer audience for a game that was typically relegated for the golden old days by New Yorkers.
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