Southern Hills Could Be On List To Host 2022 PGA Championship


Monday, January 11th 2021, 5:26 pm
By: Jonathan Cooper


TULSA, Okla. -

Southern Hills in Tulsa could be on the shortlist to host the PGA Championship next year.

The country club last hosted the PGA Championship in 2007, but the tournament could be coming back sooner rather than later.

On Sunday, the PGA of America voted to terminate its agreement to host the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey, in part because of the current political situation.

The tournament is scheduled for May of next year, meaning the PGA is looking to make a new site decision quickly, with Southern Hills in Tulsa being mentioned as a possibility based on several factors.

The country club just completed an $11-million renovation and is already set to host the Senior PGA Championship in a few months. It was also already scheduled to host the 2030 PGA Championship.

Oklahoma LT Governor Matt Pinnell said his office is reaching out to PGA officials to make a push for Tulsa.

Pinnell said Tulsa makes a lot of sense and the tournament could provide a needed boost economically, provide tourism dollars, and put eyes on Oklahoma.

"They're ready, we're ready and it certainly would be a great economic impact to the city to the state,” said Pinnell. “As Secretary of Tourism, I'm for every angus show, every animal show, every car show, every golf tournament. Whatever is going to fill up hotel rooms, restaurants that desperately need help right now."

Tulsa Regional Tourism said they’ve also reached out to Southern Hills.

So far, Southern Hills is not commenting about the 2022 tournament.