Busy Year Ahead on PGA of America Schedule

A new decade of championships, history and significant moments for the PGA of America begins in 2020. The schedule is packed with primetime golf, first-time hosts and the game’s premier biennial event. Here’s what you need to know:

The 53rd PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car and OMEGA will usher in championship season April 26–29 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Defending Champion Alex Beach of Rye, New York, who won last year at scenic Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina, will join the other 311 top playing PGA Professionals in the country in search for a second consecutive Walter Hagen Cup. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa was host of the 2019 PGA Cup, and is the first venue in the state of Texas to host a PGA Professional Championship.

After making its spring debut on the major calendar in 2019 at Bethpage Black, the 102nd PGA Championship will bring the world’s best players westward, returning to California 25 years after Steve Elkington defeated Colin Montgomerie in a memorable playoff at historic Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

This time around, TPC Harding Park in San Francisco will host the 2020 PGA Championship, May 14–17, as major championship standout Brooks Koepka looks to three-peat in hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy – a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Walter Hagen did it in 1924–26.

A mere week later, the focus shifts to the Midwest and the 81st KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship over Memorial Day Weekend, May 21–24, at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Last year, winner Ken Tanigawa navigated the brawny East Course at Oak Hill Country Club with timely birdies and a clutch up-and-down to capture his first career major championship.

The action subsides for a month before moving further east to one of golf’s most treasured venues: Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The 66th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will head to Aronimink – site of the 1962 PGA Championship – June 25–28, with Australian Hannah Green seeking a title defense. Green won her first major in riveting fashion last year with an amazing bunker save for park, holding off a late charge from 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Champion Sung Hyun Park at Minnesota’s Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Speaking of Hazeltine National, host of an iconic U.S. Ryder Cup Team win in 2016, the 43rd Ryder Cup returns stateside Sept. 22–27 to a familiar site for golf fans: Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Home of three PGA Championships and a U.S. Senior Open, the picturesque venue that runs along Lake Michigan is the first public golf course to host a Ryder Cup in 29 years.

U.S. Team Captain Steve Stricker, a Wisconsin native, will look to avenge a 2018 drubbing by the Europeans in Paris at Le Golf National, and yank the Ryder Cup from a firm Euro grip that has held the treasured trophy seven of the last ten meetings.

Other key 2020 PGA of America events:

34th PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship

May 7–10

PGA Golf Club

Port St. Lucie, Florida

45th Boys Junior PGA Championship

July 13–16

PGA Golf Club

Port St. Lucie, Florida

45th Girls Junior PGA Championship

July 28–31

PGA Golf Club

Port St. Lucie, Florida

PGA Fashion & Demo Experience

Aug. 11–12

The Venetian

Las Vegas, Nevada

12th Junior Ryder Cup

Sept. 21–22

Blue Mound Golf & Country Club

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

10th PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental

Oct. 7–11

Grayhawk Golf Club

Scottsdale, Arizona

32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac

Oct. 15–18

PGA Golf Club

Port St. Lucie, Florida

19th PGA Jones Cup

Oct. 20–21

PGA Golf Club

Port St. Lucie, Florida

104th PGA Annual Meeting

Oct. 28–31

Hartford, Connecticut

44th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship

Nov. 12–15

PGA Golf Club

Port St. Lucie, Florida