PGA of America announces new 2021 PGA Championship Director
The PGA of America has named Ryan Ogle as the new Championship Director for the 2021 PGA Championship, contested May 17 – 23 at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Ogle joined the PGA of America in 2012 and most recently served as Championship Director for the 2016, ‘18 and ‘20 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championships in Benton Harbor, Michigan. In that role, Ogle was responsible for the strategic planning, development and execution of the most historic and prestigious championship in senior golf. Prior to being named Championship Director, Ogle held volunteer operations and finance manager roles for the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and worked in corporate hospitality at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
“We are excited for Ryan to continue the positive momentum at Kiawah for what will be a memorable 2021 PGA Championship,” said David Charles, PGA of America Senior Director of Championships. “Ryan’s experience and expertise are ideal fits for not only our PGA Championship team already in place, but for our partners at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.”
A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Ogle’s sports business career spans a decade and includes experience working in multiple facets of national and global sporting events, supporting and fostering relationships with sponsors, community partners, suppliers, media and more.
Ogle’s predecessor Scott Reid announced his departure from the PGA of America in July in order to pursue an opportunity at a sports and lifestyle marketing agency.
“I’m looking forward to joining the 2021 PGA Championship team in Charleston and can’t wait to get involved with the local community,” said Ogle, 2021 PGA Championship Director. “I’ve heard so many great things about the area and I’m excited for my family to call the Lowcountry our new home. Scott Reid and the Championship staff have done exceptional work to position next year’s Championship as a standout occasion for the PGA of America and I’m ready to use my experience in championship operations to take this highly anticipated event to the finish line.”
Ogle is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he received a degree in business administration.
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About Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Located along 10 miles of pristine beach less than 30 miles south of Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island Golf Resort consistently ranks as one of the country’s top resorts. It includes The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond 255-room hotel and spa, nearly 500 private villas and luxury homes, and five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2012 PGA Championship and upcoming 2021 PGA Championship.
For 11 of the past 13 years, the resort has ranked as the number-one tennis resort in the world by TennisResortsOnline.com, and features acclaimed recreation and nature programs. Beginning spring 2018, Kiawah Island Golf Resort launched a three-year development that will greatly enhance the resort’s already world-class amenities. For more information, visit kiawahresort.com