Among the biggest events on Oak Tree National’s radar are the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and U.S. Amateur. All of those events’ future sites are already selected until at least 2019. Here’s a look at where those events are scheduled to be played in the coming years:
With the exception of a couple of courses, the U.S. Open is returning to a lot of familiar courses, so breaking into their regular rotation won’t be easy. But Oak Tree has formed a strong relationship with the tournament’s governing body, the USGA, over the past five years as it prepared for the U.S. Senior Open.
2015: Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash.
2016: Oakmont (Penn.) Country Club
2017: Erin Hills, Erin, Wisc.
2018: Shinnecock Hills (N.Y.) Golf Club
2019: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
2020: Winged Foot, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
2021: Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Calif.
After the 1988 PGA Championship, Oak Tree was in good standing with the PGA of America, but the course’s bankruptcy derailed plans to come back in 1994. Still, the course hosted the 2006 Senior PGA and could get back in the rotation for more events.
2014: Valhalla, Louisville, Ky.
2015: Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisc.
2016: Baltustrol, Springfield, N.J.
2017: Quail Hollow, Charlotte, N.C.
2018: Bellerive, St. Louis, Mo.
2019: Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, N.Y.
A joint event between the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, the Ryder Cup is held every other year, alternating between Europe and the United States, so it would only be available to come to Oak Tree once every four years. The next two U.S. sites are already selected, so the earliest a Ryder Cup could come to Oklahoma would be 2024.
2014: Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland
2016: Hazeltine National, Chaska, Minn.
2018: Le Golf National, Paris, France
2020: Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisc.
Another USGA event, it will be hosted at some of the same courses that have hosted or will host the U.S. Open. Chambers Bay and Erin Hills, which are both hosting their first U.S. Open in the next three years, have hosted the U.S. Amateur since 2010.
2014: Atlanta Athletic Club
2015: Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club
2016: Oakland Hills, Bloomfield Township, Mich.
2017: Riviera, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
2018: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links