Olympic Club gets PGA Championship and Ryder Cup

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Published 2:48 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2017 | Updated 3:51 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2017

The Olympic Club in San Francisco is leaving its U.S. Open heritage to host the PGA Championship in 2028 and the Ryder Cup in 2032.

The announcement Wednesday adds to the growing list of major golf events on the West Coast, which typically have stronger television ratings because they can be shown in prime time on the East Coast.

The PGA Championship also is scheduled for Harding Park in 2020.

The U.S. Open will be held four times in California over the next 10 years — twice at Pebble Beach, once at Torrey Pines and once at Los Angeles Country Club.

“For us, it has been a strategic priority to bring more of our events to the West Coast,” Pete Bevacqua, the PGA of America’s chief executive officer, said in a telephone interview. “It’s no secret these West Coast events perform strongly in television ratings being able to show them in prime time.”

Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds brought in the Wanamaker Trophy during a press conference at Olympic Club. Bonds was part of the gallery watching Tiger Woods when the Presidents Cup was at Harding Park in 2009.

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