Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy has revealed that the PGA of America has spoken to him in detail about the possibility of the USPGA being played in his own backyard at the Royal Portrush.
The links course has been waiting to host another major event for the better part of six decades but it seems that the best chance that one of the most revered courses in Northern Ireland has of hosting a major event lies with the USPGA and not with The Open.
McIlroy made the startling revelation while playing at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai that the PGA of America had been in talks with him and consulted with him about the possibility of the final major trophy of the season ending up on the Northern Irish shores.
According to Rory McIlroy, they have spoken to him about it adding that they are a very forward thinking organization. He mentioned that it is still in the talking stage and a long way down the line maybe even 10 years but he mentioned that he would love to play a major championship in his own home country.
And his revelation comes in the wake of Ted Bishop, the president of PGA of America commenting on live American television that the Royal Portrush would be a great place to start.
It had long been thought that Asia would be the destination for the first overseas major but now, it seems that the Royal Portrush will be the one to trump the rest and mentioned that it would be the great place for the first international major.
And if the USPGA does indeed hit the Northern Irish shores, it will mean a homecoming of sorts for players like Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell to play a major on their home soil.