Detroit looks to be in line to get its first-ever PGA Tour event.
The Detroit News reports that the city will play host to The National, one of the professional golf’s major tournaments, when it moves from Washington D.C. to the Detroit Golf Club in June 2019. Quicken Loans will be the title sponsor in a four-year deal.
It’s the first PGA Tour event in Michigan since the Buick Open left Warwick Hills in Grand Blanc in 2009.
PGA officials have reportedly already vetted and approved modifications to the two 18-hole courses, with an announcement expected in the coming days.
The 119-year-old private club is located near Hamilton Avenue and 6 Mile Road (McNichols). It features a clubhouse designed by Albert Kahn and three dining venues.
Quicken Loans officials see the four-day tournament as part of its broader commitment to investing in Detroit.
So what does this mean? We break it down with such a high-profile event not just being in the city of Detroit, but in the neighborhoods of the city.