Today, there are many people that are playing golf. It has become a very popular game that many seem to enjoy playing in their spare time. If you like sports and enjoy golf then here is some interesting information about the four major tournaments in golf. There are many tournaments that are plyed in golf but the most prestigious golf tournaments that are conducted every year are the, The Masters, The U. S. Open, The British Open also called the open championship and the PGA championship. The one who wins all four major tournaments of golf in the same year is considered a Grand slam.
The Masters Golf Tournament is the only one of the four men's major golf tournaments that is held at the same golf club every year, the Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters and Augusta National Golf Club were founded by famed golfer, Bobby Jones in 1934. It is an invitational tournament, with each winner receiving a lifetime invitation to play. One of the most enduring symbols of The Masters Golf Tournament is the green jacket given to the winner each year. The jacket is a sign of prestige in the club and the previous year's winner presents the jacket to each year's champion. After the year is over, the jacket must be returned to Augusta National Golf Club. Though the time period is short, having the green jacket for one year is a dream of every golfer. The Masters is the first of the major golf tournaments played each year in April.
The US open golf is the one run by the United States Golf Association, one of golf's two governing bodies. The game is held every June with the final round always falling on Father's Day. The tournament began in 1895 at Newport country club in Newport, Rhode Island. It is considered one of golf's major championships, along with the Masters, the British Open and the PGA championship tournament. Players from England and Scotland dominated the first few US Opens. It was not until 1911 that an American, John McDermott, won the title, and after that it was almost always won by a US citizen.
The oldest championship in all of golf, the British Open by name of The Open Championship, is the third of the four major tournaments in golf. This is the only major golf tournament often played outside the US. It is hosted by prestigious golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and administered by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews which is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Tournament starts on the weekend of the third Friday of July in every year. The British open has reputedly the largest prize fund among the four major tournaments.
The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) presents an annual championship, the PGA Championship. It is one of the most coveted titles in professional golf and represents one of the PGA Tour's four "major" championships. The PGA Championship is the final major championship of the year and is held in mid-August.