The biennial contest will be the largest international sports event held in Kentucky. Valhalla, designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1986, has been host to the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships, the 2002 PGA Professional National Championship and the 2004 Senior PGA Championship.
The date for The 2008 Ryder Cup was announced by PGA of America President, Roger Warren, who said, "The PGA of America joins the city of Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky with great anticipation of The 37th Ryder Cup coming to Valhalla Golf Club. Kentuckians know what it means to be outstanding hosts and model sports fans. The 37th edition of The Ryder Cup will be an opportunity to showcase Louisville, Kentucky and the game of golf to the world."