September 7, 2013. With the golf’s return to Olympics in 2016, the PGA Championship is moving into the month of July in that year. PGA is hopeful of the rescheduling of the event.
The PGA of America will have to vacate its traditional spot in mid-August and move its championship to the final week of July, according to Bloomberg.com.
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“I’m 99 percent certain that’s when it will be,” said chief executive officer of the PGA of America Pete Bevacqua.
The 2016 PGA Championship will be hosted at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. The golf club is rated No. 51 on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 World Rankings.
PGA management seem to be far happier to host the event in July.
“It’s a better time to host a major championship,” he said of the late July date. “More people are around and in the swing of things. Less people are on their summer vacations. We think it’s actually going to work out to our advantage.”
The 2016 Olympics will be held August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.