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Charlotte's Quail Hollow to host 2017 PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club has been selected as the site of the 2017 PGA Championship, officials announced Tuesday.

It will be the third North Carolina course to host the year's final major.

"It is with great pleasure that we bring the PGA Championship back to North Carolina, and to make our first visit to Quail Hollow Club, a venue and a community that has demonstrated its skill in hosting premier golf," PGA of America President Jim Remy said in a statement.

PGA championships previously were held at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (1936) and Tanglewood Golf Club of Winston-Salem (1974), the PGA said.

This year's PGA Championship was played at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. The 2011 event is set for the Highlands Course at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Quail Hollow annually hosts a stop the PGA Tour.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg)