America’s influence on the game of golf is all surpassing, moreover, the all time great players in the game of golf are majorly from America which shows the extent to which game of golf is celebrated in America.
Moreover, three out of the four major tournaments is hosted by different golf associations in America, namely: the masters, The U.S open, and PGA championship. The open championship is played in the United Kingdom and hosted by the royal and ancient golf club of St Andrews.
The PGA tour, a golf organization in America also organizes golf tournaments in USA, such as namely tour championship, players’ championship and the president’s cup. It is safe to say America is the home of golf.
Golf tournaments played in the USA
The players’ championship
The players’ championship started in the year 1974 and since then has been a remarkable golf tournament in the USA. However, it is not recognized as an official event in the European tour.
In fact, the players’ championship has the highest prize fund in golf tournament before it lost the position to US open in 2017.
And the tournament takes place in may, though the event comes six weeks before masters in march but has since be shifted to may in 2007. Players’ champion until now it’s been played in stadium course, city of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Jack Nicklaus has won the highest players’ championship with 3 wins.
The players’ championship features the top 50 golf players in the world ranking among other players from major champions from the past 5 years, web.com tour money leader, senior players champion from earlier year, top 10 current year, and FedEx Cup points leaders, tour championship winners from the past three years, and world golf championships from three years.
Top 30 money leaders compete in the Tour Championship until 2007 when FedEx points collected during the season determines participation. East lake golf club in Atlanta Georgia has been the host of this event since 2005 to present.
And the winner receives 3-year PGA tour exemption provided the winner has not been exempted.
The president’s cup is a golf tournament between the United States’ golf team and golf team representing the rest of the world either from Mexico; Oceania; Canada, Asia; South America; central and Africa exempting Europe, however, the Europe and the United States competes in the riders cup before it was abruptly ended due to the September 11 attacks.
The president’s cup is held every two years and hosted alternately in the United States and in any of the country representing the international team.
Major championship in U.S
Major championship is often referred to as the majors, comprises of the four main golf tournaments, three out of the four is played in U.S, namely: masters tournament, U.S open, the open championship, and the PGA championship.
Masters tournament: often referred to as U.S masters is a tournament held in April and played in Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta Georgia. All golfers among the 50 world’s best golf player are eligible to feature in the tournament alongside former champions, current champions of the major amateur championships. However, opportunity is not given for alternate players to replace injured players.
The U.S open: The U.S open is hosted by the USGA (United States Golf Association) and played at different locations in the United States in June. It field players from different recent major champions, and the top ranking golf players or leading winners of previous money events around the world and leading amateurs from USGA events.
PGA championship: August is the month of PGA championship, and it is usually played at the Baltusrol Golf Club, Medinah country club, Oakland Hills country club, oak hill country club, and winged foot golf club.
The participation mode of PGA championship is similar to the masters- previous champions of the PGA championship have a chance to participate alongside champions of the master tournament, U.S open as well as the open championship.
Other golf tournaments in USA includes:
- Bobby Jones golf tournament
- Amateurs golf tournament in the united state
- Web.com tour events
- United states women’s open championship
- U.S senior women championship
- United States women’s Amateur golf championship
- Monday Night golf
- M.C mini masters
- Waterloo open golf classic
- PGA assistant championship
- Senior players championship.
U.S.A is home to numerous golf tournaments including the majors, namely: The masters, U.S open and PGA championship, but the open championship is played in the U.K.
And the ladies too have the opportunity to poke in to the golf hole under the golf tournaments organized by the LGPA (The Ladies Golf Professional Association) tournaments such as: U.S senior women’s championship and United States women’s Amateur golf championship.