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The Wanamaker Trophy on the first tee-at the 100th PGA Championship.

THE PGA OF AMERICA has today announced that the 2022 PGA Championship, will be contested at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa Oklahoma.

This announcement will not change the fact the club is hosting the 2021 Senior PGA Championship this May.

But in fact with a championship structure in place at Southern Hills for the Kitchen Aid Senior PGA, the PGA faces an easier transition into the PGA Championship. Southern Hills has hosted both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the past. Only a few years back the club wanted no part of the another PGA Championship, because of it’s August dates. But the current May dates make more sense for the club.

The club will now look forward to see how the recent work by architect Gil Hanse will hold up, in major championship play.

Southern Hills a architect Perry Maxwell original design, has had it’s flaws over the years. But more recently it appears that the clubs board finally gave Hanse the green light, to make the long time needed improvements.

Because for years one of the main issues, was a creek that played and looked more like a ditch. The creek ran through the golf course. Saw many well played shots end up wet or nearly in the ditch, because of some of courses slopes.

So now after Hanse’s improvements, another chapter in golf history is ready to be written in Southern Hills history.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.