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PGA Major Golf Tournaments: Masters, US PGA, US Open, The Open

The year 2022 is almost over, and we are just a few months from the next golf tournament.

Before the preparation for the restart of major golf tournaments, it’s an excellent time to review the main men’s golf tournaments worldwide: the Majors.

Currently, the four championships that make up the “Grand Slam” are the Augusta Masters, the US Open, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship.

They are held in the same order throughout the year, the first being, as we have already mentioned, the Augusta Masters in April.

What do they have in common? All of them have an 18 – hole par 72 course.

As for the prize, the golfer who wins one of these Majors receives a juicy cash reward and 100 world golf ranking points, while golf odds bettors get excellent opportunities to stake on games.

Let’s see how they differ.

Augusta Masters

It’s normally held at the Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, Georgia) the second week of April, between Thursday and Sunday.

It’s the youngest of the four tournaments, having been created in 1934 by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones.

The rest of the Majors are attended for sporting merit; however, in the Augusta Masters, only those golfers who achieve a series of objectives are invited.

And in addition to the cash prize, the winner receives the mythical green jacket.

US Open

The United States Golf Association organizes it, and each year it’s held on a different course in the United States.

In 2017, it did so for the first time at the Erin Hills Golf Course (Wisconsin).

The US Open was first held on October 4, 1895. It’s currently conducted in the third week of June, coinciding with the Sunday on which Father’s Day is celebrated in the United States.

It’s open to any professional or amateur golfer with an updated handicap of 1.4. There’s also no age limit.

Of the 156 places in the tournament draw, about 70 – almost half – are automatically awarded to players who have won other majors, former winners of the same, or members of the Top 30 in the previous season.

British Open

The British Open is the oldest of the four Majors, first held in 1860. It’s organized by the Royal Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and each year it takes place on a British golf course within an exclusive rotation of around ten courses. 

In addition to the cash prize, the Claret Jug, a solid silver jug, is awarded. Although previously, it was a red leather belt with a silver buckle.

PGA Championship

It’s the last of the Majors to be held in the PGA Championship, which takes place four weeks after the British Open in August.

Each year it’s played on a different golf course in the US, and in 2022, it was held at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

It’s organized by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA), an association that integrates professional golfers in the United States. Its first edition was in 1916 under the Match Play modality; Today, it’s done in stroke play format like the rest of the majors.

The PGA winner is invited to play all other majors and The Players tournament for the next five years and becomes a PGA Tour member.


There are other golf tournaments around the globe, but these challenges are the major 4, as explained previously. These golf challenges are filled with surprises as pro golfers compete for the title.

Which of the four majors are you looking forward to next year?

Thanks for reading!

Paige Spiranac is making golf lit again just by flexing on the ‘Gram

On first glance Paige Spiranac may seem like your typical Instagram baddie influencer: luxurious scene settings, a #goals worthy body, and a sports theme following her photos and travels.

But Paige isn’t your ordinary Instagram influencer. Her golf-centric travels aren’t an accidental brush or add-on for her Instagram following. Paige is a professional golfer.

Loving this Arizona weather right now!‍♀ #Golf #winter #butnotreallywinter

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And a quick peek of her Instafeed proves that she’s worked pretty damn hard to get where she is.

Happy New Year! #golf @pxg

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Paige recently gave a speech at the North Phoenix Boys and Girls club as a part of the Cybersmile anti-bullying campaign she is a part of. She opened up about the bullying she’s endured throughout her life.

“When you have a lot of followers, you get the good and bad,” she told the kids. “So I had a career out of it. But unfortunately, I had people hating on me every single day.”

Despite what social media portrays, her golf career started very young.

At the ripe age of 12 years old, an injury to Paige’s kneecap prevented her from pursuing her Olympic gymnast career. But after being recognized by her father and coach for her potential in golf, she decided to pursue it. Her professional timeline is recorded by AZ Central,

“Spiranac kept winning. She became a top-20 junior player in the world. A top-5 college recruit. The two-time West Region Player of the Year. Twice an All-American. A professional career awaited.”

By the time she got into college, Paige had started her Instagram account posting videos that followed her golf journey. It was only after Total Frat Move posted an article titled “The Whole World Is About To Fall In Love With Paige Spiranac,” that her Instagram following started to take off, gaining her thousands of followers.

When you think it goes right but everyone else said it goes left

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Now, she’s opened up to The Guardian about the discrimination she’s been facing in her sports community as a popular face on social media.

“The people who are saying golf is progressive, if you look at them they all look the same. They are all middle-aged men. They obviously feel accepted. When you go to a golf course and look around, you see a bunch of guys, everyone looks like you so you are going to feel great. If you are walking in as a woman, you don’t feel the same.”

Due to her social influence, she isn’t being treated with the respect and caliber she should be.

“People seem to think I got where I am because of the clothes that I wear. That’s unfair to me and unfair to all of my accomplishments. I probably do more community service than any other professional golfer. For people to say: ‘You only show some cleavage, that’s why you have what you have,’ is unfair.”

It sounds all too familiar. Rather than focusing on the accomplishments of women, Paige is dealing with the backlash that usually comes with being beautiful as well as extremely talented at what she does.

“That’s the injustice that we face every day as women and I see it a lot in golf.”

With 1.2 million followers on the ‘Gram, there are bound to be some haters. Harassment isn’t a new scandal to Paige, but this time, she’s aiming to fight back.

Her golf career lives on as she drives herself to improve everyday. She continues to work on her golf game while simultaneously enjoying making a name for herself.

Mistreatment of women in sports is an old theme, but Paige reminds us, above all, that women still have a voice. It’s your choice to use it.