The Majors are the most important tournaments of the men’s golf circuit, with the permission of the Ryder Cup. They are the biggest, the most prestigious, the ones that have the biggest prizes and concentrate more eyes among the fans. A total of four competitions you should not miss:
MASTERS OF AUGUSTA
This tournament opens the annual calendar of ‘Majors’ on the weekend of the second Sunday in April. It is headquartered at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Georgia, USA, and whoever wins it receives the most symbolic prize the famous ‘green jacket’.
The game format is classic: 72 strokes in 18 holes to be performed four times over four days. As for the winning ranking, Jack Nicklaus leads with a total of 6 wins. (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986).
Augusta Masters: the second weekend of April is played at the world-renowned Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, United States. Probably the most emblematic of this tournament is the” green jacket “” that the winner takes (and that he has to return the following year). Here we tell you more about this competition.
OPEN OF THE UNITED STATES
It is disputed in a US camp-it is not always the same on the weekend of the third Sunday in June. Professional players or amateurs can participate in this game, provided they have an updated handicap of 1.4.
Four golfers have won the United States Open four times: Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905), Ben Hogan. (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953), Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930) and Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980).
US Open: every year, during the month of June, the best fields of our northern neighbor have disputed the honor of receiving this tournament in which both professional golfers, as well as amateurs (of course, as long as they qualify), participate.
BRITISH OPEN GOLF
Dispute the weekend of the third Friday of July, in a field rotation of the Uk and under the organization of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Originally, the winner was given a red leather belt with a silver buckle, an award currently replaced by a solid silver pitcher (Claret Jug).
The player who has won this tournament the most is Harry Vardon. (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914).
British Open: in the middle of summer (July) takes place the oldest (played since 1860) of the 4 Majors. It is organized by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and the champion receives a silver jug.
The fourth weekend after the British Open has held the PGA Championship in a field of USA. The first edition was played in 1916 under either match play and the first winner, Jim Barnes, received a $ 500 prize. PGA Championship: during the last end of August we can see the last of the Majors Circuit tournaments. The winner of this championship is automatically invited to play the other three Majors of the following year
With 5 wins, they lead the ranking of best players in this tournament: Walter Hagen (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927) and Jack Nicklaus. (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980).
What about golf tournaments? what are the most important?
And the answer to the million-dollar question (the truth is we’re exaggerating because it probably never occurred to you to ask this until you saw the article but well, let us dream) is The Majors. It is a series of 4 tournaments in the year in which –literally-the “cream and net” of the Golfing Society participates.
What makes them so special?
They are not only the most prestigious but also the most public pull. In addition, they are the tournaments where you can see the best players of the moment struggling to maintain their rankings, reputation, and self-respect. Although they are not exactly the ones who concentrate the most money on prizes, they are the ones who can drive or bury a race according to the results.