Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The PGA of America announced on Tuesday that the 33rd PGA Grand Slam of Golf will be hosted by Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles this year.
The event, which is a two-day tournament featuring the four players who have won a major championship the past year, will be played Oct. 20-21, 2015. This is a multi-year deal with Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles.
"The PGA of America begins a new chapter in celebrating the winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship through an exciting partnership with The Trump Organization, the owner and operator of a large portfolio of exceptional golf properties," said PGA of America President Derek Sprague. "The PGA Grand Slam of Golf has always been a showcase of the best in our game. We are pleased that Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles will provide a great challenge to the game's finest players."
This marks the first time in over 20 years that the Grand Slam of Golf will be held on the U.S. mainland. The last time this event was stateside was in 1992-93 at the PGA West Nicklaus Resort Course in La Quinta, California.
Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, where 2014 U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer won last year, has hosted this event for the last six years from 2009-14 and was at the Mid Ocean Club in Tucker's Town, Bermuda from 2007-08. Poipu Bay Golf Course in Koloa, Hawaii, was home to the event from 1994-2006.
Trump National Los Angeles will also play host to the 2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship, which will be played in the days leading up to the Grand Slam of Golf on Oct. 17-19.
Donald Trump-owned courses just finished up hosting a pair of events last week: The WGC-Cadillac Championship, won by Dustin Johnson, and the Puerto Rico Open, won by Alex Cejka in a five-man playoff.