As the years pass by, individuals are increasingly developing interest in golf. As a result, this has increased the professional golf tours and tournaments across the world. Both men and women golfers are being involved in different tournaments in golf.
What are the Most Prestigious Golf Tournaments?
From sporting and even financial perspectives, different golf tournaments vary significantly. They have different ratings and even standpoints which make them attract different golfers every time that they are being held. The following are some of the most prestigious tournaments in golf based on their standpoints:
1) Professional Circuit Golf Tournaments
Up to today, the Professional Golf Association Tour (PGA Tour) remains the best and the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. It attracts men golfers from different parts of the world every year. The tournament is held in different parts of the United States.
Secondly, the PGA European Tour stands a chance to share the same reputation as the American PGA Tour. It also attracts different golfers though most of them come from Europe. Thirdly, the Saint-Omer Open and also the French Open National Tournament holds the same prestige.
On the other hand, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Ladies European Tour, Evian Masters, and French Open are the most prestigious women tournaments. The LPGA holds the highest rate just like the men’s PGA tour. It is also held in the US.
2) Individual Golf Tournaments
Currently, there are four men’s and four women’s major golf tournaments that are famously known in the world. First, the men’s most prestigious golf tournaments are the “major championships.
These championships are also referred to as “the majors. They include the Masters, the PGA Championships, the US Open, and also the British Open. These tournaments are highly rated and they only welcome invited golfers from different parts of the world.
Secondly, for the women, there are also four most prestigious individual golf tournaments which are most popular in the world. These tournaments include the Kraft Nabisco Championships, the Women’s British Open, LGA Championship, and the US Open. The Women’s British Open makes the most famous tournament across the world and across Europe and America.
3) Prestigious Team Tournaments
These are the tournaments which do not involve individual golfers. Instead, they involve a team of golfers from a similar country or region. The team tournaments have an early history with most of them dating from early 20th century.
One of the team tournaments is the Ryder Cup. It is managed by PGA and also the PGA Europe. The first Ryder Cup tournament was held in 1927 between the American and British teams of golf players.
Throughout the years, Americans dominated in the tournament until later on in 1970s when the British and the Irish golf teams decided to break the myth in 1973 and 1979 respectively. This tournament takes place once in every two years.
Normally, the tournament is held in America or in any country in Europe. France looks in to host the tournament in the coming year 2018. Other team tournaments which are popular across the world include Solheim Cup and the President’s Cup.
The American game remains to be the most popular and most successful in the world of golf. For that reason, many different prestigious golf tournaments have always been held in US. Also, the International Olympic Committee resumed to the Olympics in 2016 after its absence since 1904. The tournament will join the current prestigious golf tournaments in the world.