New Look Congressional Ready to Host First Ever Women’s Golf Major

Over the past several decades, Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course has earned a reputation as one of the country’s top golf courses hosting numerous major men’s tournaments including the 2011 U.S. Open won by Rory McIlroy.

This month, the ladies finally get their turn. From June 23-26, the famed Blue Course — which has been transformed over the last 18 months by golf course architect Andrew Green into a course that some have found almost unrecognizable but superior to the previous design — will host the best women’s golfers in the world.

As part of the re-design, hundreds of trees were removed, fairways were re-positioned and widened, green enlarged and more sloped and bunkering added to the layout.

Two pro golfers, LPGA veteran Pernilla Lindberg from Sweden and PGA assistant head pro at Yonglings Golf Center in Hagerstown, were at Congressional on Monday for Media Day to discuss why they’re excited to play Congressional and the unique feature of a major tournament having pros and assistant pros that work at golf clubs being eligible to play.


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