Aronimink Golf Club has been awarded a major championship on each of the world’s predominant men’s and women’s tours — the 2027 PGA Championship and the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, sources told the Inquirer on Monday.
Aronimink officials and the PGA of America will make the formal announcement of the two majors Tuesday at the club, located in Delaware County.
The awarding of two more prestigious tournaments — majors on the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour — is a big development for Aronimink, which next September will host the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA Tour FedExCup playoff events.
The club has been in contact with the PGA and the U.S. Golf Association since the AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods, was held at Aronimink in 2010 and 2011. The idea of holding national events at the club became more feasible after Aronimink embarked on an extensive course restoration in October of last year.
Officials said that about 85 percent of the project was completed before work stopped in early spring, and that the entire undertaking will be completed early in 2018.
Aronimink last hosted a PGA Championship in 1962. The PGA of America named it as host of the 1993 PGA, but the club pulled out of the agreement in November 1990 when it determined it could not have minorities as part of its membership by the time of the event.
Aronimink also was the venue for the 2003 Senior PGA Championship, a major on the Champions Tour that is conducted by the PGA of America.
The PGA Championship will celebrate its 100th playing next year at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, the final time it will be held in August. The championship will move to May, becoming the second major to be played starting in 2019, when it will be competed at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.
The dates for the 2027 tournament will be confirmed Tuesday.
The PGA last week announced that the 2028 PGA Championship and the 2032 Ryder Cup would be held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The association also formally will announce this week that the PGA Championship will return to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., in 2024.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the former LPGA Championship, debuted with its new name in 2015 at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y. Kemper Lakes Golf Club in suburban Chicago will host next year’s championship.