The Delaware Valley has a storied history of men's professional golf, from numerous U.S. Open Championships to the PGA Championship. But hosting a regular tour event has long been a pipe dream.
Sponsors have not been able to back a regular season, regular, non-major championship.
It just won't happen any time soon.
Still, there are times when the biggest names in golf will play locally. Merion will host another open, and in August of 2018 the PGA Tour will be playing at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square in one of its four playoff events, the BMW Championship.
Just a couple years back the Donald Ross designed Aronimink hosted the AT&T Championship for two years when its regular venue of the Congressional Country Club near Washington D.C. was being renovated in preparation for a U.S. Open. The players, and the fans, loved good old Aronimink.
It's a glass half full situation, but it will showcase golf in the Delaware Valley.