As people become more familiar with world golf classics through television and other media, they gradually become regular topics in our daily lives. So, what are the world-famous and biggest golf tournaments? Such as the world’s six major golf tours, four major tournaments, the President’s Cup, and the Ryder Cup., etc.

Without further ado, Let’s take a look at the specific information about the events!

The World Golf Four Grand Slams

1. The Masters

As the first major tournament of the year, the US Celebrity Tournament is held in April every year. The venue is also permanent, located in Augusta, Georgia. Founded by legendary player Bobby Jones, the Masters is the shortest event in the four major tournaments, with the first competition held in 1934. However, in the US, and even the world, the Masters is ranked first in the hearts of many players. The green jacket is an important symbol of the US Celebrity Tournament, and the champion wears a green jacket every year.

2. The U.S. Open 

The U.S. Open is one of four annual major golf tournaments, the other three are the British Open, Masters Tournament, and PGA Championship. Hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The U.S. Open does not have a fixed venue but instead chooses one of the most famous courses in the country to host the event every year. This is to avoid unfair competition caused by familiarity with the venue.

3. The British Open

British Open Championship is the full name of the British Open, which was first played in 1860. It is the oldest of the four major tournaments in golf and is held annually in July at the Royal Classical Golf Club in St. Andrews. In the hearts of both players and fans, the British Open has an unshakeable historical legacy.

4. The PGA Championships

PGA Championship is the abbreviation for American Professional Golf Championship, an annual golf tournament held in August in the United States. It was founded in 1916 by Rodman Wanamaker. 

As one of the four major tournaments, the US PGA Championship ranks second in total prize money and the championship bonus is second only to the Masters. It is held at the end of August every year.

Regional Golf World Tournament

5. The Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup is a golf team event featuring 24 of the top players in the world. The US team and the international team each have 12 players and 1 captain who is an experienced player. The 12 players on the US team are from the United States, while the 12 players on the international team are from other regions of the world outside of the US and Europe. 

Since 1996, the venue for the event has alternated between locations in the US and international locations. The President’s Cup does not have a prize money pool, but each player can earn an equal amount of charitable funds so they can decide where to donate to.

6. The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is an annual group confrontation between European and American players. The European team consists of the top 10 players in the European Tour prize money and world points ranking plus two players selected by the captain. There are 10 players on the US team determined by a separate Ryder Cup ranking system and two players are selected by the captain.

The competition is played in a hole-by-hole format, with four two-player matches and one 1V1 match played over three days. The first day has a foursome match in the morning and a fourball match in the afternoon, and the second day has the same format but with the matches

7. World Amateur Handicap Championship

The World Golf Handicap Championship was founded in 1984 and is the largest and most entertaining amateur golf event in the world. 3,000 to 4,000 golfers from more than 50 states and 25 countries participate in this grand event each year in Myrtle Coast, South Carolina.

8. The WAGC

The WAGC ”World Amateur Golf Championship” was established in 1995, with a 20-year history, and is known as “the World Cup of Golf enthusiasts.” The tournament’s goal is “to promote sports and friendship and business opportunities.” The WAGC is held annually, and to date, more than 40 countries have participated in the event, with players competing in two age levels, 14 years old and above. The Global Finals have been held in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Turkey, South Africa, Malaysia, and Spain.

9. The World-Class Golf Tour

The World-Class Golf Tour is divided into the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Japanese Tour, the South African Tour, the Australian Tour, and the Asian Tour. Among them, the PGA Tour is the most influential of the six tours, with about 45 regular season tournaments held in the United States each year; the European Tour has the most events each year, with about 50 or more; the Japan Tour has about 30 tournaments each year, with a total prize money of about $1 million for each tournament, and is held only locally. The South African Tour and the Australian Tour are relatively small, with about 10 tournaments each year, and the total prize money for each tournament is not less than $1 million. The Asian Tour has the least number of tournaments.

10. The WGC – HSBC Champions

The World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions is the last of the four World Golf Championships each year, and the only one held in Asia. The HSBC Champions is held annually at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, and the total prize money for the event is over $10.25 million. This tournament is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, drawing in the best golfers from around the world. The event is also one of the four major tournaments in Asia.