Haney Named Championship Director for 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA; Jeff Fettig Returns as General Chair
BENTON HARBOR, Michigan (December 15, 2020): The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship announced today that Brandon Haney will be Championship director for the 82nd championship scheduled for May 26 - 29, 2022, at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Mich. Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation Jeff Fettig will return as the General Chair.
Due to the stay-at-home order in the state of Michigan and growing concerns for the health and safety of the community, KitchenAid and the PGA of America canceled the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. The next Championship is currently scheduled to take place at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., May 27 - 30, 2021.
Haney is no stranger to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, having served as an operations assistant in 2014 and operations manager in 2016 and 2018. For the past two years, he was operations manager for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, which was rescheduled until 2021 as a result of the pandemic. He will continue in both positions until after the Ryder Cup. Haney, a native of DeForest, WI, earned his degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has nearly a decade of experience in sporting events and management.
“Benton Harbor is such a special place, and working with the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship has been one of the true highlights of my career,” said Haney. “When the opportunity presented itself to take on the role as Championship Director, I knew I could not pass up a chance to be part of this historic event, which has become so important to Southwest Michigan.”
KitchenAid and Whirlpool Corp. have been proud to bring Major Championship golf to Southwest Michigan since 2012, showing the world that Benton Harbor is an incredible place to live, work and play. The Championship makes a positive impact on the local economy each year, and is deeply embedded in the fabric of the community.
“It is an honor to welcome back Brandon to Benton Harbor to help us continue to grow the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which helps us every other year invite the world to consider visiting or moving to our incredible community,” said Fettig. “I look forward to assembling a Championship Steering Committee of passionate community leaders who will work with the fantastic volunteers to host one of the most historic events at one of the best venues in Major Championship golf.”
The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship brings together nearly 1,500 volunteers each year. The Major Championship is known for exceptional hospitality for the players and guests, incredible brand experiences by KitchenAid and deep support from the surrounding communities.
In addition, 2020 marks the ten-year anniversary of the grand opening of the Harbor Shores Resort. The Resort, which includes the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and The Inn at Harbor Shores, is the realization of a vision made possible by $900 million in strategic investments and a collective array of relationships and community partners, including Whirlpool Corp. To help celebrate this important milestone, Whirlpool Corp. and Harbor Shores released a four-part digital series that tells the story of how the community collaborated on multiple projects, including the resort development, as part of a multifaceted transformation of the surrounding Southwest Michigan area.
For more information on the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, please visit www.srpgachampionship.com.