Golf`s Biggest Calendar Events
Golf is, undoubtedly, one of the more popular sports that is played and watched across the globe. It is also a sport that is frequently bet on, with many sportsbooks offering competitive golf odds
depending on the event. If you are wanting to get your golf betting fingers a little wet, take a dip into some of the most important golf tournaments that occur throughout the year. That way, you will keep abreast of all that is happening in the golf world, both male and female.
These are the four major golf tournaments that are regarded as the most important events on the golfing calendar:
The Master’s Championships
The Masters is one of the most prestigious golf competitions in the world. Every year in April, it is held at the Augusta National Golf Club. Also, each year, the other championships are held in various locations. Horton Smith of the United States won the first Masters`s in 1934. The champion receives a green jacket, a custom that goes back to the event from1949.
The US Golf Open
The US Open Championship is the official name given to the tournament. It takes place in June each year, with the location changing. On October 4, 1895, the first U.S. Open Men`s Championship was held. It took place in Newport, Rhode Island, on a nine-hole course. The competition consisted of a 36-hole tournament that was played in one day. Ten professionals and one amateur competed in the event. Horace Rawlins
, a 21-year-old Englishman, was declared the winner. Rawlins won $150 in cash and a $50 gold medal, out of a total prize pool of $335. In 2006, the prize pool was $6,800,000, with $1,225,000 going to the winner.
British Open (the Open Championship)
The official title of the British Open is The Open Championship. However, to differentiate it from the US Open and other `opens` played throughout the world, it is commonly referred to as the British Open.
The British Open, which dates back to the 1860s, is the oldest of the four Majors. Every year in July, the competition is held. Old Tom Morris, who won the British Open in 1862 by 13 shots, has the greatest margin of victory. Harry Vardon holds the record for most victories with six. He was victorious in the years 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, and 1914.
Old Tom Morris, who triumphed in 1867 at the age of 46 years and 99 days, was the oldest winner.
Young Tom Morris, who won in 1868 at the age of 17 years, 5 months, and 8 days, was the youngest winner. When he competed in the event in 1865, at the age of 14 years, 4 months, and 25 days, he was also the youngest contestant. Gene Sarazen, who was 74 years, 4 months, and 9 days old in 1976, was the oldest contender.
In 1951, at Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was the only time the Open was held outside of England and Scotland. In 2019, the event returned to this location.
Because of the coronavirus, the 2020 Open Championship was canceled for the first time since WWII.
The PGA Championships
It is held every year in the United States. The US PGA Championship
is an annual golf tournament held in the United States. Since 2019, the tournament has been held the weekend prior to Memorial Day in May. It is the second huge gold tournament for the season.
Some other noteworthy events happening in the golfing world include:
Golf being featured in the Olympic Games
The IOC voted in August 2009 on which two sports would be added to the schedule in 2016, and golf and rugby were chosen. In 2016, both a men`s and a women`s tournament took place in Rio. The last time golf was played at the Olympics was in 1904, more than a century ago.
The Ryder Cup
Every two years, the Ryder Cup occurs. It`s a men`s event between teams from the United States and Europe. The location of the courses varies between the Americas and Europe. The Professional Golfers` Association of America and Ryder Cup Europe are in charge of organizing and overseeing the Ryder Cup.