August 10, 2009
Dear PGA Championship Participants and Spectators:
On behalf of the state of Minnesota, welcome to Hazeltine National Golf Club for the 2009 PGA Championship!
With more golfers per capita than any other state, Minnesota has a long and proud association with golf. It has been just seven years since the eyes of the world were upon Minnesota as Rich Beem claimed the coveted Wanamaker Trophy in 2002. It is our pleasure to once again welcome the world’s greatest golfers and fans.
As a backdrop to the tournament, we offer beautiful lakes and parks, fine arts museums, nationally recognized theater companies and professional sports including the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. We invite you to partake of our shopping venues, cultural attractions, and abundant natural resources during your stay.
I wish all of this year’s participants the best of luck, and hope you enjoy your time in our beautiful state.