Detroit Golf Club membership approves pursuing PGA event in Detroit

Posted: 9:36 PM, May 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 12:13:00Z

7 Action News has confirmed that the members of the Detroit Golf Club has approved pursuing a deal that will bring the PGA to Detroit.

Detroit Golf Club is planning to host the PGA Tour under a four-year contract starting in June 2019.

The National would move from Washington, D.C. to Detroit, making it the first PGA Tour event within the city.

The PGA has vetted DGC and has approved changes to the course.

Quicken Loans wants to make it a 2-3 week event, with concerts and other entertainment surrounding the tournament. Farner said the PGA is attracted to Detroit's story, and believes the golfers will be, too.

Rickie Fowler is expected to be a part of next year's event, as Quicken Loans sponsors the golfer. Tiger Woods' foundation has been a beneficiary of The National in D.C., and Farner hopes the relationship Quicken Loans has built with Woods will help create a new chapter in Detroit.

There is a focus from event organizers to make a positive impact in the surrounding neighborhoods, too.