Hazeltine to host 2026 Women’s PGA Championship
October 12, 2023
According to Jack Milko of sbnation.com, the 2026 Women’s PGA Championship will take place at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. The course which was designed by Robert Trent Jones of Ince-in-Makerfield, England in 1962, has hosted some significant golf tournaments in the past and will so again.
This will be in fact the second time that Hazeltine will have hosted the Women’s PGA Championship. They previously hosted the event in 2019 when Hannah Green of Perth, Australia became the third Australian female golfer ever to win a major title in women’s golf. She followed Jan Stephenson of Sydney (1981 du Maurier Classic, 1982 LPGA Championship, and the 1983 United States Women’s Open), and Karrie Webb of Ayr (1999 du Maurier Classic, 2000 and 2006 Nabisco Championship, 2000 and 2001 United States Women’s Open, 2001 LPGA Championship, and 2002 Women’s British Open), and preceded Minjee Lee of Perth, who won the 2021 Evian Championship and 2022 United States Women’s Open.
When Green won the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship, she posted a four-round score of -9, and beat South Korea’s Sung-hyun Park by one stroke. Park is a two-time major champion, as she was victorious at the 2017 United States Women’s Open and the 2018 Women’s PGA Championship.
In addition to hosting the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship, Hazeltine two other women’s majors. They were the 1966 and 1977 United States Women’s Open. On the men’s side, Hazeltine has also hosted some memorable events. They include the 1970 United States Open (won by England’s Tony Jacklin), the 1991 United States Open (won by American Payne Stewart), the 2002 PGA Championship (won by American Rich Been) and the 2009 PGA Championship (won by South Korea’s Y.E. Yang). Hazeltine also hosted the 2016 Ryder Cup won by the United States 17-11, and will host the 2029 Ryder Cup. The 2024 Women’s PGA Championship will take place in Seattle, and the 2025 Women’s PGA Championship will take place in Frisco, Texas.
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