2016 Ryder Cup, Hazeltine National Golf Club

The 16th hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club is 402-yard, par 4.

2016 Ryder Cup headed to Hazeltine

Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., host to many of golf's biggest championships, will add to its illustrious list of pretigious events when it welcomes the Ryder Cup in 2016.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA of America announced on April 22, 2002, that Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., the site of virtually every significant major championship since its debut in 1962, has been selected the site of the 41st Ryder Cup Matches in September 2016.

Hazeltine National Golf Club, which played host to its first PGA Championship in 2002 and then again in 2009, will be the first club in Minnesota to host the biennial event that brings together the United States and Europe in a compelling match-play format.

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Designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1962 and remodeled by Rees Jones, in 1987, Hazeltine National has been the site of the 1970 and 1991 U.S. Open Championships, the 1983 U.S. Senior Open, the 1966 and 1977 U.S. Women's Open, the 1994 U.S. Mid-Amateur and will host the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship.

"Hazeltine National Golf Club features all of the components necessary to host the Ryder Cup Matches," said then PGA of America President Jack Connelly. "The enthusiasm of the Hazeltine National club members combined with the sports savvy Twin Cities region makes this selection ideal for this great event. The PGA of America looks forward to continuing its relationship with Hazeltine National along with the community and the knowledgeable galleries as we prepare for the Ryder Cup Matches."

"Hazeltine National Golf Club is excited about bringing the Ryder Cup Matches, one of the great events in sports, to Minnesota," said then Hazeltine National Golf Club President Mark Josefson. "This continues a proud tradition of significant championships at Hazeltine National Golf Club."

The Ryder Cup Matches originated in 1927.