Championship Golf Continues in San Francisco
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The PGA Championship in 2020 at San Francisco's Harding Park will be the first major championship to be held at a TPC property and the first PGA Championship to be staged in San Francisco history. It runs May 11 - 17.
Thankfully for golf fans and Bay Area locals alike, it also marks a new era of championship golf in the city over the next decade, as the 2028 PGA Championship and 2032 Ryder Cup will follow at the nearby Olympic Club.
The PGA Championship 2028
On the heels of its first-ever visit to San Francisco in 2020, The PGA Championship returns to San Francisco in 2028, at the historic Olympic Club. The Olympic Club has a incredible golf history already, having hosted 10 USGA events, including five U.S. Opens. Once referred to as “the best in the west” by championship golfer, Bobby Jones, the Lake Course at Olympic Club provides a truly spectacular backdrop for the world’s best golfers. The famed course, designed by Willie Watson, officially opened in 1924 and has provided Bay Area residents with world-class golf ever since.
Ryder Cup 2032
Just four years later, in 2032, Olympic Club will play host to the world’s biggest golf event, The Ryder Cup.
The Ryder Cup, often considered the most compelling event in professional golf, started in 1927 and pits the best golfers in the United States against the best of Europe. Since 1979, the biennial competition has consisted of two days of four-ball and foursome matches, and one day of singles matches. All told, 28 total matches will take place over the course of three days at Olympic Club. This global golf event will give the entire world a glimpse into San Francisco’s famed Olympic Club, its stunning sights, and world-class attractions.
“This is a special moment for our Association, to return the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup to the West Coast,” said PGA of America President Paul Levy. “We’re excited to showcase The Olympic Club and its Lake Course, and combine them with the many tastes, sights and sounds that make San Francisco and the Bay Area so distinct.”
Olympic Club Information
The oldest athletic club in America, The Olympic Club features three courses: the Lake Course, the Ocean Course, and the Cliffs Course. The last one is only nine holes, but given its exposure to oceanside winds, it may be the most challenging.
The Olympic Club is located adjacent to Harding Park and Lake Merced, close to the residential neighborhoods of the Sunset District. Both Harding Park and the Olympic Club are just a small part of the great golf scene in and around San Francisco.