In golf, special competitive events are an opportunity to show off your skills after long practice sessions.
The large scale golf tournaments around the world attract the participation of many professional golfers and are also an opportunity for the audience to witness the players’ amazing technique. Let us update information about the top golf tournaments in the world in this article.
1. US Open
This is the annual US national golf championship, in the official schedule of the PGA Tour. Since 1898, the competition has 18 holes with a total of 72 standard strokes, with the winner being the player with the lowest total number of strokes. This contest is organized by the American Golf Association (USGA) As of 2019, the US Open has awarded prizes up to $ 12.5 million, the largest of the golf championships held in the world.
2. US Open Women
Established in 1946, the tournament is the only event recognized by the LPGA as a major women’s event. Run by the Professional Women’s Golfers Association (WPGA). The tournament is currently held at the end of May and early June in the US.
It is the second-largest tournament of the LPGA season and has the highest prize value in women’s golf, at $ 5.5 million in 2019. In 2020, it will be held in May. 12 after the delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament run by the American Professional Golfers Association. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf. It was previously played in mid-August. Starting in 2019, the tournament is held in May. This is an official event on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and Japan Golf Tour, with a prize pool of 11 million dollars (in 2008).
PGA Champions are automatically invited to participate in three other tournaments (Masters Tournament, US Open, and British Open) and the winner for five consecutive years will be eligible to participate in the PGA Championship for life. They received a membership on the PGA Tour for the next five seasons and a Tour Europe for the next seven. The PGA is one of the tournaments reserved for professional golfers.