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On the First Day of a Heat Wave on the Last Day of June, Springfield Received a Cool Announcement

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The PGA of America announced that historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield will host two of its pillar championships: the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023 and the PGA Championship in 2029.

More from the press release announcement below:

Founded in 1895, Baltusrol has played a prominent role on the national golf stage for nearly 125 years. Both Championships will be staged on Baltusrol’s famed Lower Course, which is an A.W. Tillinghast design. Since opening in 1922, the Lower Course has hosted 10 major golf events, including seven professional major championships.

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The 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be the second women’s major championship played on the Lower Course. In a duel of World Golf Hall-of-Famers, Mickey Wright topped Betsy Rawls by six shots to win the 1961 U.S. Women’s Open.

This will be Baltusrol’s third PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson and Jimmy Walker notched memorable one-shot victories on the Lower Course in 2005 and 2016, respectively.  

“The PGA of America is delighted to continue our wonderful relationship with Baltusrol well into the future,” said PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. “We’re excited to watch the best men and women in the game measure themselves against one of the most historic and challenging golf courses in the world, Baltusrol’s Lower Course.”

The KPMG Women’s Championship is a collaboration of the PGA of America, LPGA and KPMG, and focuses on the development, advancement and empowerment of women.

“KPMG’s commitment to elevating women on and off the golf course is exemplified by the selection of Baltusrol Golf Club as the host of the 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship,” said Lynne Doughtie, KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO. “To help more women in business advance to the C-suite, the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will be held at Baltusrol and bring together top leaders across multiple industries with women nominated by their CEOs to attend.”

“The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship has quickly become synonymous with greatness, and what better venue to solidify that than Baltusrol,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “Even casual fans equate Baltusrol with ‘major’ moments in golf, and we’re thrilled that the best female golfers in the world will get to test their games at such an iconic venue in 2023.”

In 2014, Baltusrol Golf Club was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, one of only four golf properties to earn this distinction.

“Since 1901 the best players in the world have competed against each other on our golf courses," said Rick Shea, Baltusrol President. "We look forward to working with the PGA of America to showcase the best women and men in these two Major Championships.”

For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGAMediaCenter.com, follow @PGA on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

For more information about KPMG, visit www.KPMG.com/WomensLeadership and follow @KPMGInspire and @KPMGGolf on Twitter and Instagram.

For more information about the LPGA, visit LPGA.com, follow @LPGA on Twitter or find the organization on Facebook.

FUTURE SITES (as of June 2018)

KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 - Kemper Lakes Golf Club, Chicago, Illinois

2019 - Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota

2020 - Aronimink Golf Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2023 - Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, New Jersey

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 - Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri

2019 - Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, New York

2020 - Harding Park, San Francisco, California

2021 - The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

2022 - Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey

2023 - Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York

2024 - Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky

2027 - Aronimink Golf Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2028 - The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California

2029 - Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, New Jersey

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