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Golf News: - Posted 20th October 1998

Future Ryder Cup venues include Oaklands, Valhalla and Medinah

Port St Lucie, Florida  - The PGA of America announced on Monday the sites for the Ryder Cups it will stage through the year 2011, selecting three courses that have hosted other major championships in the past.

The Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan will be venue for the 35th Ryder Cup in 2003, while the 37th edition will be played at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky in 2007. Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois will be the site of the 39th Ryder Cup in 2011.

All three have hosted the U.S. Open and Oakland Hills and Valhalla have also been venues for the PGA Championship.

After a disappointing result last year in Sotogrande, Spain, the United States will be out to reclaim the Ryder Cup from Europe next year at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

"We believe golf fans should be able to see the world's greatest golfers playing the world's greatest courses," said PGA of America CEO Jim Awtrey. "Our future venues are synonymous with championship golf and play a critical role in the history and tradition of the game."

The PGA of America also named the sites for three future PGA Championships.

Valhalla, which will be the site of the 2000 PGA Championship, was named as venue for the year's final major in 2004 as well. Medinah, which will host next year's PGA Championship, will also be the site for the event in 2006, while Oakland Hills will host the 2008 edition.