The best golf tournaments to watch in 2019
The world’s top golfers will face a huge test of their talents in 2019, with the four major championships crammed into a busy four-month stretch during spring and summer.
Starting with the Masters at Augusta National on April 11-14, the relentless schedule continues with the PGA Championship at Bethpage (May 16-19), the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (June 13-16) and the British Open at Royal Portrush (July 18-21).
Read on as we look at watch promise to be the best golf tournaments to watch in 2019.
The Masters has been producing some of golf’s greatest moments since 1934. With blooming azaleas, towering pines and flowering dogwoods, Augusta is one of the most beautiful courses on the planet.
Featuring the smallest field in major championships, the world’s top players do battle over four days for a chance to capture the prestigious Green Jacket and a place in Masters history.
Famous features like Amen Corner are etched into golfing folklore, helping to make the Masters one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season.
Starting in 2019 at Bethpage Black in New York, the PGA Championship will move to the month of May and become the second major championship on the annual golf calendar behind the Masters in April.
The PGA generally features more players in the top 100 of the world rankings than any of the other majors, making it the deepest field.
Unlike the US Open, which is often set up like crazy golf courses, the PGA Championship rewards great shots, making it exciting for players and fans alike.
The U.S. Open
The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is staged at a variety of courses, set up in such a way that scoring is very difficult, with a premium placed on accurate driving.
First played in 1895, the U.S. Open has been won mostly by players from the United States. Brooks Koepka has won the tournament for the last two years and he will be amongst the favourites to make it three in a row this year.
However, many fans will be desperate to see Tigers Woods crown his comeback from back problems with a victory at Pebble Beach.
The British Open
Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions.
It is the oldest championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.
Rory McIlroy was the last home winner back in 2014 and he will be eager to claim the fifth major of his career this year.
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