The Senior PGA championship trophy has been awarded and the corporate tents have been taken down, but the show won't be over for the Bellerive Country Club and big-time golf in St. Louis County.
The Senior PGA Championship at Bellerive was this year's first major on the calendar for the 50-and-over golfers. But in August of 2018, the order of majors will be reversed when the PGA Championship is held.
Though the magnitude in five years will differ from last week's senior event , David Charles of the PGA of America says his organization will try to keep it simple.
"It's going to be a lot bigger scale," Charles said. "But the basic components of what we do is exactly the same. We still have a 156-player field. We still have a golf course. There's 18 holes out there. So the core and the style of the championship is the same and we're excited to be back here at Bellerive in 2018."
The only blemish on the weekend's tournament was Saturday's two-hour suspension because of severe storms that passed through.