PGA Schedule of Events: 2019

First-ever spring PGA Championship, PGA Professional Championship, inaugural Women’s PGA Cup headline an exciting year

Mark your calendars! The PGA tournament schedule gets rolling a little earlier this year. Two premier championships on the calendar move to the spring, but the summer and fall remain busy. Here’s what you need to know:

The 52nd PGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car and OMEGA will usher in championship season April 28-May1 at historic Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina. Defending Champion Ryan Vermeer of Omaha, Nebraska, who won last year’s Championship at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, California, will join the other 311 top playing PGA Professionals in the country in search for a second consecutive Walter Hagen Cup. Belfair is the 10th facility in the Carolinas PGA Section to host the PGA Professional Championship.

After a historic and memorable four days at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis last summer, the 101st PGA (formerly the PGA Championship) takes place a few months earlier this year on a revamped major championship schedule. New York’s Bethpage Black will host the 101st PGA, May 16-19, and be the second major in a four-month stretch. Defending Champion Brooks Koepka, who also won the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills last year, tamped down a reenergized Tiger Woods and a host of other notable names at Bellerive in 2018 to win his third major.

A mere week later, the seniors get a crack at another historic New York course when Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester holds the 80th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26. Last year’s winner, Paul Broadhurst, put on a show at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan, shooting a final round 63 to tie a Championship record and win his second major title in three years.

The action subsides for a bit before venturing west to Minnesota, and a familiar location golf fans will know quite well: Hazeltine National Golf Club. The 65th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will head to Hazeltine – site of the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Team’s victory – June 20-23, with South Korean Sung Hyun Park seeking a title defense. Park won in a riveting playoff last year over Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and fellow South Korean So Yeo Ryu at Kemper Lakes Golf Club outside Chicago.

The fall of 2019 is sure to be a memorable occasion for 10 PGA Professional during the 29th PGA Cup, which will take place Sept. 27-29 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. The U.S. Team is seeking redemption after two straight losses to the Great Britain & Ireland PGA Professionals, who won 16-10 in 2017 at Foxhills Club & Resort in England.

In its inaugural year, the Women’s PGA Cup, slated for Oct. 24-26, will also be hosted at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Announced last February, the event will be a first-of-its-kind team competition for women PGA Members from around the world. Each national team will be composed of five players and one Captain. The winning country will be the team with the lowest 54-hole aggregate total.

Other key 2019 PGA of America events

33rd PGA Collegiate Championship
May 9 – 12
PGA Golf Club
Port St. Lucie, Florida

44th Girls Junior PGA Championship
July 9 – 12
Keney Park Golf Course
Hartford, Connecticut

43rd Boys Junior PGA Championship
July 30 – Aug. 2
Keney Park Golf Course
Hartford, Connecticut

PGA Fashion & Demo Experience
Aug. 12 – 14
The Venetian
Las Vegas, Nevada

31st Senior PGA Professional Championship
Oct. 3 – 6
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Austin, Texas

8th PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental
Oct. 11 – 14
Grayhawk Golf Club
Scottsdale, Arizona

103rd PGA Annual Meeting
Nov. 4 – 8
West Palm Beach, Florida

43rd National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship
Nov. 14 – 17
PGA Golf Club
Port St. Lucie, Florida

18th PGA Jones Cup
Nov. 18 – 20
PGA Golf Club
Port St. Lucie, Florida