There was speculation during last fall's wildly successful Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National that the Chaska course's next venture in major golf would be to host the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. This will become a fact Friday, when an announcement is made at Hazeltine that it will serve as host for the KPMG in 2019.

The event started in 1955 as the LPGA Championship. The PGA of America took the lead role for this major in 2015, in concert with the LPGA and KPMG, an international professional services firm headquartered in the Netherlands.

The KPMG will be played in the Chicago area over the next two years: Olympia Fields in 2017 and Kemper Lakes in 2018. The dates for this year's tournament are from June 29 to July 2.

This will be the first variation of the traditional LPGA Championship to be played in Minnesota. The U.S. Women's Open has been played here four times.

Patrick Reusse