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Kiawah Island lands 2021 PGA Championship

Kiawah Island, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - The PGA of America has selected the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island as the site for the 2021 PGA Championship.

The Ocean Course first served as host for the 2012 PGA Championship, won by Rory McIlroy. It was also the site for the memorable 1991 Ryder Cup, better known as the "War at the Shore."

"Ever since the Ocean Course was introduced to the world, it has been a supreme test for the greatest players in golf," said PGA of America president Derek Sprague. "From a down-to-the-last putt thriller of a Ryder Cup in 1991 to Rory McIlroy closing a record-setting performance in the 2012 PGA Championship, there has never been a shortage of thrills on the Ocean Course. We anticipate that tradition of excellence continuing in 2021 at the PGA Championship."

The 2007 Senior PGA Championship was also played at the Ocean Course, which has the distinction of being one of four venues to host each of the PGA of America's major championships -- the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and Senior PGA.

This year's PGA Championship will be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.