Southern Hills Replaces Trump National As 2022 PGA Championship Host

The Oklahoma venue will host its fifth PGA Championship next year

Southern Hills Replaces Trump National As 2022 PGA Championship Host
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The Oklahoma venue will host its fifth PGA Championship next year

Southern Hills Replaces Trump National As 2022 PGA Championship Host

After stripping Trump National of the 2022 PGA Championship, the PGA of America has named a new venue for next year's championship.

Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma will host the second Major of 2022, with the PGA describing it as "a tough-but-fair test for the strongest field in golf."

The course will welcome the PGA Championship for the fifth time after hosting in 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2007.

Tiger Woods successfully defended his Wanamaker Trophy at Southern Hills in 2007, winning his fourth PGA Championship and 13th Major.

Tiger Woods beat Woody Austin by two strokes to win his 13th Major at Southern Hills in 2007. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America via Getty Images)

Temperatures reached triple-digits fahrenheit in 2007 (around 37-38 degrees celsius) in what was a brutally-hot week.

Dave Stockton in 1970, Raymond Floyd in 1982 and Nick Price in 1994 were the other Southern Hills PGA Championship winners.

The course has also hosted three US Opens, with Tommy Bolt winning in 1958, Hubert Green in 1977 and Retief Goosen in 2001.

The PGA of America recently dropped Trump International Bedminster from hosting duties in 2022 after the US Capitol riots earlier this month.

“It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand and would put at risk the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programmes and sustain the longevity of our mission,” said PGA of America President Jim Richerson.

“It was a decision made to ensure the PGA of America and PGA professionals can continue to lead and grow our game for decades to come.”

The Trump Organization was said to be “incredibly disappointed” with the news.

“We have had a beautiful partnership with the PGA of America,” a Trump representative said.

“This is a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement.

“As an organization we have invested many many millions of dollars in the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster.”

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV