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PGA Of America Rules Out Crooked Stick; Rota Of Muggy, Middle-American Major Venues Reduced To Four

The PGA of America says Crooked Stick doesn't have the space to host the 2019 PGA, but the PGA Tour holds options to go there with Playoff(C) events in '16 and/or '18, reports Phil Richards.

And before you flyover staters get all pithy in the comments, I have two words for you: Bellerive 2018.

No one deserves that. No one!

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Have you ever been to or played Bellerive?
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiddy

Are you not a fan of the course or is it because St. Louis is like an armpit with heat and humidity in August?
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
I actually like the course, love the history but man it is nasty in the summer. HOT and HUMID. The only place worse is Houston.

I would love to see the PGA move more back to the classics at some point. Oak Hill is a good start.

Of course I hope the USGA brings the US Open back to Riv.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim
The PGA Championship... hasn't been west of the Rockies since Sahalee if I am correct? Will it ever again be held west of the Rockies?
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRandom Fan
I hope not. Those people all vote democratic.

Besides, name a decent course out there-

Cherry Hills is taken
SF Golf-wont have em
Riviera-ok, you got me there
LA North-wont have 'em
03.7.2013 | Unregistered Commentersmails
It would be nice if the PGA of America could locate that giant state (with a large population) in the central time zone located on the Southern border of the United States. If you can play a major championship in Tulsa, you can play one in Dallas, Ft Worth, San Antonio, Austin, or Houston.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Ford

Other than Riv and Torrey Pines (which I would like to see another US Open or PGA there - I know I know I lost all cred) there really isn't anything else that would have them or is worthy in SoCal. Sad.

I am HOPING we see a US Am at LA North sometime in my lifetime. I think it could happen. Fingers crossed. How cool would that be??? Can't wait for the Walker Cup there!

Maybe even have qualifying for match play on LA South. Wow that would be special.

Now a US Open at LA North............................ I wish but it probably will not happen. :(
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim
Kingston Heath
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIan McAllister
smails, I didn't know I vote democratic, like many of the people in the Northeast. Actually, I vote the other way. I fail to see the relevance of that; perhaps you could enlighten me.

This would never happen, but Spyglass firm and fast (as opposed to lift, clean, and place) would be an interesting test of golf. Sahalee may be too short, not sure about that.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRandom Fan
August should be reserved for Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Boston, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or LA. The ideal spot is Seattle or Portland, but I suspect there isn't a suitable facility if Sahalee can't cut it for the PGA sweater folders.
03.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKS

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