Major championships return to Texas with PGA of America move



AP
Published 6:56 p.m. ET Dec. 4, 2018 | Updated 7:38 p.m. ET Dec. 4, 2018

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area that will include a 500-room hotel, a massive conference center and two golf courses that will bring major championships back to Texas.

The decision Tuesday followed approval of an incentives package by the Frisco City Council and other government entities. The move is not expected until the summer of 2022, about the time the two golf courses, a 9-hole short course and practice areas are to be finished.

The first tournament will be the Senior PGA Championship in 2023.

As part of the agreement, the PGA Championship will be held at one of the two courses in 2027 and 2034. It will be the first time the PGA Championship is held in the Dallas area since Jack Nicklaus won his first Wanamaker Trophy in 1963 at Dallas Athletic Club.

The PGA of America also said it would consider its new headquarters for a Ryder Cup.

The last major in Texas was in 1969, when Orville Moody won the U.S. Open at Champions Golf Club in Houston. Texas was seen as too hot for the PGA Championship, a problem that no…



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