Ryder Cup Returns to Minnesota in 2028
Zeke Fuhrman | Mar 26, 2018 AT 1:56 pm
Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska will become the first U.S. course to host a second Ryder Cup when golf’s biggest event returns in 2028.
The Ryder Cup’s social media accounts broke the news in a 30-second video posted Monday morning. They called on Minnesota’s Olympic gold-medal curling team to make the announcement in a skit replete with golf ties. Curling skip John Schuster, of Chisholm, Minn., sent a stone toward the house, and when it reached the spot, a graphic read, “THE RYDER CUP RETURNS TO MINNESOTA.”
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Hazeltine first hosted the Ryder Cup in 2016, and the event was an overwhelming success, drawing some of the biggest and loudest crowds in Ryder Cup history. With a raucous crowd at their back, the U.S. beat Europe 17-11. The biennial tournament between the U.S. and Europe will return to the southwest Twin Cities suburb for its 47th iteration in 10 years.
The Ryder Cup in Minnesota drew an estimated crowd of more than 200,000.
The tournament rotates between stops in the U.S. and Europe, with four English courses hosting multiple Ryder Cups. After a stop at Le Golf National in Paris in September, the Ryder Cup will be played at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., in 2020, Marco Simone in Rome in 2022 and Bethpage Black in New York in 2024. The Ryder Cup began in 1927.
Hazeltine has hosted multiple major tournaments, including PGA Championships (2009, 2002), the U.S. Open (1991, 1970) and the U.S. Women’s Open (1977, 1966). Hazeltine will host the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship from June 18-23, 2019.
When the Women’s PGA Championship was announced in June, PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua hinted at the Ryder Cup coming back.
“As I was walking outside, somebody asked me that with the Ryder Cup just here in 2016, if we could see it coming back to Hazeltine,” Bevacqua said. “As I’ve told everyone at the PGA of America, we would be foolish if we didn’t bring the Ryder Cup back to Hazeltine as soon as we possibly can.”