The Greatest Golf Tournaments of 2019

The Greatest Golf Tournaments of 2019

May 7, 2019

2019 is upon us, which means that now is the perfect time to discuss the best there is in terms of golf competitions. We will be focusing more on the events themselves and less on the motels, anecdotes about the courses and the promotions from Ladbrokes. Here are the greatest golf competitions in the world.

The PGA Championship

Our list could hardly start without this little number. It is sometimes referred to as US PGA and it is one of the four major championships. Starting with 2019, it will occur every May, making it the second championship of the year to watch out for. What separates the PGA Championship from the rest of the tourneys is the fact that it invites the top 100 players to join, provided they can meet the requirements.

The criteria are difficult to follow and even more onerous to achieve. You can either be a former PGA champion, or among the 15 lowest scorers, win the last five Opens, Open Championships, or Masters, win a tournament sponsored by the PGA Tour, or by special invitation by the PGA of America.

This year’s Championship is held at the Bethpage State Park in the state of New York. You are more than welcome to check out the results of Brooks Koepka (trust us, it’s worth it).

The Masters

This tournament was originally brought into existence by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones and has since sported numerous traditions, like the green jacket that is given to the winner for a year. To get the said jacket, golfers from all over the world battle over 4 days on the green.

The tournament usually occurs in April and this year was no different. On April 14th in Augusta, Georgia, we’ve found out that the winner was the one and only Tiger Woods who, unfortunately, didn’t make the cut for this year’s PGA Championship. This is Woods’ fifth green jacket, which puts him behind Jack Nicklaus by one win.

The US Open

In Jun, golfers will try their best in the US Open on Pebble Beach. We are yet to see who the winner will be, though people are already speculating that Koepka has a pretty good shot, considering his current season and the fact that he was the champion of the competition in the previous two years.

To qualify for the tournament, you can be either an amateur or professional, though amateurs are not allowed a handicap above 1.4. Like the other tournaments, the selection of the 156 lucky individuals is very strict.

The British Open

Last, but not least, is the British Open. The current champion is Francesco Molinari. This competition is the oldest among the four, going as far back as the late 1800s. This year it will be held in Northern Ireland for the second time in history, as it is usually held in either England or Scotland. Golfers will get their chance at winning just a bit over $10 million in July. One of the courses that the competition used in the past is the famous Old Course at St. Andrews, believed to be the oldest golf course in the world.