TOLEDO, Ohio — Another major golf event is coming to northwest Ohio.
Just four months after Inverness Club hosted the 2021 Solheim Cup, the United States Golf Association announced Friday that the famed Toledo course will be home to the 2027 U.S. Women's Open. The tournament was established in 1946 and is the oldest of the LPGA's five major championships.
Inverness is also scheduled to host the 2029 U.S. Amateur.
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said it's another great honor for the city.
"I believe that with the momentum that we have, we could be celebrating a men’s major in the not too distant future," he said. "So this is proof that we passed our audition during Solheim and now we are reaping the benefits, and it’s an exciting day for Toledo."
The course was built in 1919 and has been the home of several major events, including four men's U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. Golf.com ranked the course No. 65 on its annual list of the 100 best golf courses in the world.
It was also announced Friday that Toledo healthcare system ProMedica will become the presenting sponsor of the U.S. Women's Open starting this year. The sponsorship will increase the tournament purse to $10 million in 2022, and eventually to $12 million.
“With this unprecedented partnership, both organizations are breaking new ground,” said Randy Oostra, ProMedica president and CEO. “ProMedica will benefit from taking its work in social determinants of health onto a national stage, while the USGA will benefit from the opportunity to embrace a not-for-profit organization whose mission and support will elevate its signature women’s event.
“You simply cannot talk about improving the health and well-being of all individuals without talking about the disproportionate impact of social determinants of health on women. The U.S. Women’s Open is a perfect platform for bringing this message to a much broader audience,” Oostra said.
FUTURE U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN SITES
2022: Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
2023: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2024: Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster, Pa.
2025: Erin Hills, Erin, Wis.
2026: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
2027: Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio.
2028: Oakmont Country Club, Plum, Pa.
2029: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Pinehurst, N.C.
2030: Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park, Fla.
2034: Merion Golf Club, Haverford, Pa.