CARMEL, Ind.– Despite the huge success of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club last summer, a PGA major will not be returning to Central Indiana in the near future.
Fox 59 News has learned The PGA of America notified Crooked Stick that the golf club simply does not have enough space to hold a major championship.
More than 143,000 fans packed the Carmel golf course to see Rory McIlroy win the FedEx Cup’s penultimate event. In its annual “best of” awards, the PGA later honored Crooked Stick for holding “Tournament of the Year.”
The golf course did previously hold a PGA Championship. In 1991, John Daly, who was relatively unknown at the time, won one of the most memorable PGA Championships in history.
In the last two decades, the PGA of America says holding a major event has become much more demanding. One of the challenges is having more room for bigger television compounds and media centers.
While the PGA says Crooked Stick does not have the space needed, the Carmel club could still be a viable location for other events, including another BMW Championship.