2021 PGA Championship returns to legendary Lowcountry course

2021 PGA Championship returns to legendary Lowcountry course

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The PGA Championship will return to South Carolina in 2021.

During a Tuesday morning press conference, tournament officials announced the PGA Championship will be held May 17 to May 23, 2021 at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort in Charleston County.

“It’s a great day in South Carolina,” began Nikki Haley, former South Carolina Governor and Co-Chair of the 2021 PGA Tournament committee. “I think that South Carolina and the PGA are just great friends together. The region and the state, we want to welcome people to South Carolina. We want people to visit for the first time. We want people to see how masterful that golf course is."

Kiawah Island, which is roughly 20 miles southwest of Charleston, previously hosted the PGA Championship in 2012, where Rory McIlory emerged victoriously.

“We were proud of that exposure and I think what it exposed to the world is that South Carolina, Charleston, Kiawah and The Ocean Course are a great place to be," said President of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Roger Warren.

Haley said the 2012 tournament brought in $193 million in revenue. Officials expect next year’s PGA Championship to gross over $200 million.

Tickets to the event are being sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to register.

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