As a true golf fan, you are probably anticipating the major tournaments taking place this year, and trying to schedule your calendar around those events. These tournaments take place on the best courses in the country. Here are some of the must-watch and can’t miss golfing events that happen each year.
This is a must-see tournament that should be on your list. Golf lovers from around the world know the back nine at Augusta National extremely well, even those who never physically travel to Georgia to watch the tournament. The azaleas are great, the tree outside of the clubhouse is a beautiful sight, and the pimento sandwiches are often a big topic; however, the history and the well-manicured golf courses are why every golfer wants to be a part of this tournament, and it’s the reason every fan wants to attend.
There are a variety of golf travel packages that you can take advantage of so that you can go to Georgia and see all of the excitement in person. Simply put: you cannot have a top five without listing the Masters; this tournament is golf. The official 2017 dates for this year’s tournament are April 3rd through April 9th.
The US Open truly has it all. You can watch some of the best golfers carve their legacies by competing in what is known as the toughest stage in golf. This is one of the oldest championships held around the world, beginning in 1895, and you must attend at least one, regardless of where it is being held. Some of the greatest golfing careers were established at the US Open, where players took on the most difficult conditions. Some notable US Open winners include Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus. Wisconsin will be the state hosting this years US Open, at the Erin Hills Golf Club. The tournament takes place June 12 – 18, 2017.
If you want to watch one of the most historic tournaments in the world, this is the event for you. The British Open has ferocious and often unpredictable weather that players have to get through. The146th Annual British Open will take place July 20-23, 2017, at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. There are a variety of travel packages that provide you with great deals as you travel to England for this must-see tournament. The Royal Birkdale Club is considered one of the top five links courses in the world. It was established in 1889, and remains one of the only three clubs to have hosted The Walker Club, the British Open, and the Ryder Club. The British Open is the oldest of four major championships in professional golf, and it is the only major golf tournament to be held outside of the United States
The Players Championship
The Stadium Course at The Players Championship at Sawgrass was developed as a tribute to Pete Dye. This event is home to the historic island green 17th hole and challenging, picturesque courses. The Players Championship in a top 5 event, especially due to the accessibility and spectator views. When you go to The Players Championship, you can go out on one of the many mounds that are located around the course and watch the best group of golfers compete. It is difficult for the golfers to try and make it around the Stadium Course without blowing a gasket, but is very exciting to watch. The tournament takes place May 11 – 14, 2017 at the Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
This is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfer’s Association of America. It was established in 1916, and has been won by some of the most well-known golfers, including Dave Stockton, Nick Price, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and more. The PGA Tour is a highly anticipated by golf lovers from around the world. This year’s tournament will be held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can purchase tickets now to the PGA Championship, which takes place August 7 – 13, 2016. Quail Hollow was designed to capture the beauty of the Piedmont region, in addition to its challenging terrain.
Be sure to add these events to your 2017 calendar. Tickets are currently on sale for all of these major golfing events, so act quickly. You also have the option to watch the tournaments on television, live streams, and more. Regardless, these are five major golfing events that you do not want to miss!