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Hazeltine keeps up -- thanks to the Jones family

Published 0950 GMT (1750 HKT) September 28, 2016
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Golf's greatest team competition, the Ryder Cup, will stage its 2016 edition at Hazeltine National Golf Club from September 30 to October 2. Gary Kellner/PGA of America/PGA
Hazeltine's championship course is the ongoing legacy of the renowned Jones family of golf architects. Gary Kellner/PGA of America/PGA
Rees Jones has been overseeing the course, located at Chaska near Minneapolis, since preparing it for the 1991 US Open. Rees Jones
American Ryder Cup star Payne Stewart won that major, 21 years after future Europe team captain Tony Jacklin of Britain won Hazeltine's first US Open. David Cannon/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/file
Hazeltine was created by Robert Trent Jones Sr. -- Rees' father -- who is pictured at the 1991 US Open. David Cannon/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/file
It first hosted the PGA Championship in 2002, two years after Jones Sr. passed away at the age of 93. Gary Kellner/PGA of America/PGA
Lightning storms affected the 2002 tournament, meaning the second round was suspended while ground staff made the course playable. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file
That year Rich Beem -- pictured hitting out of the bunker at hole No. 8 -- was a surprise champion, with Tiger Woods runner-up. It would be Beem's only major title. Harry How/Getty Images North America/Getty Images/file
Woods was beaten again at Hazeltine in the 2009 PGA Championship -- the first time he hadn't won a major after leading going into the final round. YE Yang became Asia's first major champion, and the South Korean has yet to win another. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/Getty Images/file
Picturesque Hazeltine has also hosted the US Women's Open and the men's US Amateur. Gary Kellner/PGA of America/PGA
A view inside the clubhouse at Hazeltine. Gary Kellner/PGA of America/PGA
Its "Hall of Champions" marks the club's greatest achievements. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/PGA of America via Getty Images
It includes a display of memorabilia from the 1970 and 1991 US Opens and the 1983 US Senior Open, won by Billy Casper. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/Getty Images