KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina just wrapped its first ever major golf championship. Will the state have to wait that long to get its second?
Roger Warren, president of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, doesn’t think so and he’s got a large group of supporters, including Gov. Nikki Haley, who worked last week bring another major to the state — and sooner rather than later.
It took 21 years and plenty of tweaks for the PGA Championship to play The Ocean Course after the famed Ryder Cup matches here in 1991. Warren believes the course’s reputation and how it performed for a national audience will draw more big events.
Warren says fans, pros, the community and the PGA of America will weigh in on whether The Ocean Course will see another major.