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  Major Championships .: Golf World Map :.
With the introduction of the Masters Tournament in 1934, and the rise of professional golf in the late 1940s and 1950s, the term "major championships" eventually came to describe the Masters, the US Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
The oldest of the majors is The Open Championship, which is often referred to as the British Open.
Major championship winners receive the maximum possible allocation of 50 points from the Official World Golf Rankings, which are endorsed by all of the main men's tours, and major championship prize money is official on the three richest regular (ie under-50) golf tours, the PGA TOUR, European Tour and Japan Golf Tour.
www.golfworldmap.com /majors/index.html   (532 words)

  
  Men's major golf championships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the introduction of the Masters Tournament in 1934, and the rise of professional golf in the late 1940s and 1950s, the term "major championships" eventually came to describe the Masters, the US Open, the Open, and the PGA Championship.
Major championship winners receive the maximum possible allocation of 50 points from the Official World Golf Rankings, which are endorsed by all of the main men's tours, and major championship prize money is official on the three richest regular (ie under-50) golf tours, the PGA TOUR, European Tour and Japan Golf Tour.
In addition, three World Golf Championship events were established in 1999, bringing to eight the total number of events in which virtually all of the world's top 40 players compete against each other every year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Majors   (676 words)

  
 Golf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area.
Golf tees resemble nails with a small cup on the head and are usually made of wood or plastic.
Although golf is a relatively minor issue compared to other land-ethics questions, it has symbolic importance as it is a sport normally associated with the wealthier Westernized population, and the culture of colonization and globalization of non-native land ethics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golf   (8710 words)

  
 Grand Slam (golf) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grand Slam is taken either as holding the championship of all four of the major championships simultaneously, or by the more strict winning the four major championships of a calendar year.
The term also refers to a tour tournament, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, an annual off season tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships.
The term "Grand Slam" was first applied to Bobby Jones' achievement of winning the four major golfing events of 1930: The Open, the US Open, the U.S. Amateur and The Amateur Championship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_Slam_of_golf   (566 words)

  
 Golf Tours
It is one of the four major championships in men's golf and is on the official schedule of both the PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour.
The Open Championship (sometimes referred to as the British Open to distinguish it from other national opens), is the oldest of the four major championships in men's golf.
The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in men's golf, and it is the golf season's final major, being played in August.
www.golfcoursesguide.org /learn/tours   (1207 words)

  
 Els out of Deutsche Bank - The Boston Globe
Ernie Els's season-ending knee surgery means he'll miss the PGA Championship (Aug. 11-14), thus ending his run of 50 consecutive starts in golf's major championships.
Championship at TPC Boston in Norton won't have a clean sweep of the world's three best players in its field Sept. 2-5.
Besides the PGA Championship and Deutsche Bank Championship, another marquee event he'll miss is the Presidents Cup (Sept. 22-25), a team event between the US and a group of International players, for whom Els has been an anchor in each of the last four competitions.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2005/08/01/els_out_of_deutsche_bank   (414 words)

  
 Inside Golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The PGA is the last major championship of the year, the real end to the golf season.
It seems that I have covered at least a dozen major championships in the last couple of months, and at this rate there must be more to come.
The Players Championship is bucking to be a major, but PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has explained that it will not be a major until the writers designate it as a major.
www.golftodaymagazine.com /0309sep/inside.htm   (967 words)

  
 Major Championships: Who Was Second? quiz -- free game
The PGA Championship was a match play event until 1957, when it converted to standard stroke play.
The 1955 U.S. Open is considered one of the greatest upsets in golf history as virtual unknown Jack Fleck won a playoff over one of the superstars of the era in a playoff.
In one of the great gaffs in major championship golf, this player signed an incorrect scorecard in the final round of the 1968 Masters, which penalized him one shot and kept him from being in a playoff with Bob Goalby.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=76727   (565 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
A standard set of 14 golf clubs (the maximum that may be carried in tournament play), is divided into two main types: the woods—those with heads traditionally made of wood (now commonly made of composite materials such as boron and graphite); and the irons—those with heads made of forged steel (usually chromium plated).
Golf is also popular in Canada, South Africa, and Australia and since the end of World War II has enjoyed phenomenal growth in Japan.
For women the important championships are the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, the British Ladies Amateur, and the major events—the U.S. Women’s Open (open to amateurs and professionals), the LPGA Championship, the Nabisco (formerly Nabisco Dinah Shore), the du Maurier Ltd. Classic (a major until 2001), and the Women’s British Open (a major beginning in 2001).
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/golf.html   (2328 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Golf - /golf/columnist/2001/1230/1303382   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is the way of the golf world, the product of his prowess in a career that has already seen him win 29 PGA Tour titles and six major championships.
He won three consecutive major championships, matching the feat of Ben Hogan in 1953, and set scoring records in the process.
In addition to the usual attention on Woods at any major championship, there will be plenty of scrutiny of the golf course at The Masters.
sports.espn.go.com /golf/columnist?id=1303382   (1395 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - Sports Feature - 2006 SUMMER GOLF BOOKS
Golf is unique, however, because a round of golf between a father and son or daughter can be a bona fide athletic contest.
DREAM GOLF: The Making of Bandon Dunes by Stephen Goodwin is the story of how a golf course that now ranks with legendary venues such as Pebble Beach and St. Andrews came to the Oregon coast.
Golf with your friends is always enjoyable as is golfing on a vacation course with new friends who you meet on the first tee.
www.bookreporter.com /features/060609-golf.asp   (2543 words)

  
 Fantasy golf - sponsored leagues or player built
The Majors Challenge 2007 is divided into four separate tournaments - corresponding to each of the four major championships on the professional tour.
Majors Challenge scores are calculated by using the "best" (lowest in relation to par) score earned by any member of a participant's fantasy team with regard to each hole of the major tournament.
If there is a tie between two or more teams in a major tournament, the tie will be broken by comparing the actual stroke total of the lowest-scoring (best in relation to par) golfer for the tournament on each of the tied fantasy teams.
www.bullysports.com /bully/Golf/MCRules.htm?auPgSes=c=0&s=LH60yAhUI_13507618&v=35   (1311 words)

  
 TPC Somehow Can Bring Out The Worst In Golf's Best   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
With 20 major championships between them, golf's mightiest of men have made a tradition of coming to TPC at Sawgrass and flopping like a carp.
Singh was runner-up in 2001 by a stroke and Mickelson snagged a third in 2004.
During their 53 tournament rounds the top five players in the world are a combined 62-over par on the par-4 18th hole and 40 over on the par-3 island green 17th.
www.tbo.com /sports/golf/MGB87T4J4LE.html   (651 words)

  
 Top Tens - Major Championships - All-Time - Golf Rewind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tiger might top Jack's 18 majors but he'd need to finish in the top 10 in every major until he was 43 to touch that record.
Before 1958 the PGA Championship was played as Match Play and the guys who lost in the round before the semi-finals (they would've tied 9th place) were not credited with top ten finishes.
And, as always is important to remember, during WWII a total of 17 major championships were cancelled.
www.golfrewind.com /showthread.php?p=216686#post216686   (350 words)

  
 Golf Tours
The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winner's Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour.
The U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGA's major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Women's British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Women's Open.
www.golfcoursesguide.org /learn/tours/index2.asp   (568 words)

  
 PGATOUR.com - A quartet of Super Bowls quenches 'major' thirst
Four major championships that put talent, nerve and judgment to severe tests, that celebrate the winners as extraordinary champions, that carry heavy weight in defining the year, that point to one man and say, "He was the best" and honor those who almost were.
If only one could be golf's Super Bowl, in this country it would be the U.S. Open because it is the national championship.
The PGA Championship is a major and is often played on great courses but for whatever reasons, it is generally regarded as the fourth in stature among the four.
www.golfweb.com /print/story/3428859   (662 words)

  
 The Heritage of Golf - 1988 Champion: Greg Norman
Throughout the serpentine history of professional golf, a 300-year evolution wrought with complexities, complications and outright confusion, there have been few enigmas as difficult to explain as Greg Norman.
But, briefly between the critiquing of his play and criticism of his forthrightness, he was permitted the credit he deserved for one week in 1987 when his golf and judgment enjoyed equally high marks.
Norman gave the frail 17-year-old a golf lesson and, upon learning that the Hutton family was scheduled to leave Hilton Head Sunday morning, he chartered a plane to allow Jamie to watch the final round in person.
golfnews.savannahnow.com /heritage/champions/Cha_88norman.shtml   (352 words)

  
 Men's major golf championships - Golf Magazine - Golf Bookings in Spain with Golf Leisure Breaks
With the introduction of the Masters Tournament in 1934, and the rise of professional golf in the late 1940s and 1950s, the term "major championships" eventually came to describe the Masters, the U.S. Open, the Open, and the PGA Championship.
The oldest of the majors is The Open Championship, which is often referred to as the "British Open" outside the United Kingdom.
In addition, three World Golf Championship events were established in 1999, bringing to eight the total number of events in which virtually all of the world's top few dozen players compete against each other every year.
www.golflb.com /golfmagazine/magazine-13-Mens_major_golf_championships.html   (874 words)

  
 The Fergus Falls Daily Journal - Golf world hoping King Tiger has a challenger
When Jack Nicklaus ceased to be a factor in major championships, golf fans and media alike clamored for a new alpha male.
Tiger long ago proved that he is a worthy challenger to Nicklaus’ record 18 professional major championships.
The litmus test for a player’s golf swing is the crucible of competition, especially in the big events.
www.fergusfallsjournal.com /news/2007/may/17/golf-world-hoping-king-tiger-has-challenger   (588 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Golf Online - Masters 2001 - Major question: Slam or four straight?
There is nothing in the golf annals, no rule written in the record books, no decree from golf's governing bodies.
He confided in no one his plan to try and capture all four majors in a single season except writer O.B. Keeler, who came up with the Grand Slam term from bridge, the card game, where sweeping seven tricks is considered a grand slam.
The golf Slam was completed at the Merion Cricket Club, where Jones won the U.S. Amateur and then retired from competitive golf.
espn.go.com /golfonline/masters01/s/2001/0401/1165556.html   (1264 words)

  
 golf magazine : Savings and Deals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Golf Magazine's Encyclopedia of Golf Golf Magazine's Encyclopedia of Golf has everything that you ever wanted to know about Golf.
The Golf Magazine Mental Golf Handbook Brimming with information gleaned from years of research, examples taken from the pros, and focused exercises, Mental Golf shows players how to develop and maintain the mental keys to better golf performance.
Golf Magazine Golf Magazine is a leading authority on the game, with instruction, tournament coverage, and articles on travel and the golfing life.
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 The golf legend Jack Nicklaus
Born in Ohio, 1940, Jack Nicklaus was introduced to golf by his father, who took up the sport in an attempt to restore an injured ankle to full working order.
Amateur golf wasn’t going to give him financial security for life, and at the age of twenty-one, that must have been one of his foremost thoughts.
He came second in several major championships, but was always the first to congratulate the winner, not wishing to take any of the credit away from them.
vtvt.essortment.com /jacknicklaus_rbkg.htm   (456 words)

  
 Inside Golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Now is the time for real golf to begin on the professional scene, the frivolities of celebrity pro-ams washed away with a good swing’s rust.
The danger of messing with golf’s magic number and golf’s tradition is already apparent on other tours.
One, the handle for this senior event is now a car company, not “The Players.” Two, majors are deemed majors by the golfing public and the media, not by a corporate sponsor, not because Tour headquarters says so.
www.golftodaymagazine.com /0503mar/inside11.htm   (1207 words)

  
 Golf Grand Slam
A player can be considered to hold the grand slam if they either hold the title for all four of the major championships (the Masters, US Open, British Open and PGA Championships) simultaneously, or more strictly they have won all four major championships of a single calendar year.
A close achievement was in 1930 by Bobby Jones, winning the four major golfing events held at that time: the U.S. and British Opens, and the U.S. and British Amateurs.
The closest has been Tiger Woods, who held all four of the modern major championships simultaneously - the 2000 U.S. and British Opens, the 2000 PGA Championship, and the 2001 Masters.
www.topendsports.com /events/golf-majors/grand-slam.htm   (328 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Bobby Jones was golf's fast study
From 1923 to 1929, the Georgia gentleman dominated golf, birdieing his way into this country's heart by winning nine major championships, even though he played sparingly as an amateur.
No one else has ever won a Slam (years ago the two major amateur tournaments were replaced by the PGA Championship and the Masters, which Jones helped design).
Jones liked to describe a dangerous shot that only a golfer with real guts could pull off as a shot that required "sheer delicatessen." Perhaps no shot in his distinguished career was more "sheer delicatessen." With his two-iron, he drilled the ball over the water and to within eight feet of the pin.
espn.go.com /classic/biography/s/Jones_Bobby.html   (1345 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Nicklaus Makes a Major Change
On the full calendar of professional golf tournaments, the four "majors" (The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and the PGA Championship) are the sport's pinnacle.
Nicklaus's last major championship victory came at the 1986 Masters at 46, when he became the oldest golfer to win that tournament.
In a statement released earlier in the day, Nicklaus said: "After 42 years of playing major championship golf, I felt my ability to compete at the highest level on a continuous basis is marginal at best.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/golf/longterm/1998/britishopen/articles/nicklaus9.htm   (1167 words)

  
 Southern California's Best Source For Golf News | MAJOR THUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
My ranking of golf's major championships has the PGA third behind The Masters and U.S. Open, but still far ahead of the British Open.
I fail to see the magic of playing golf in the rain at some charming Scottish seaside resort in 40-degree weather with wind so strong the sleet blows sideways.
Rustic Canyon has created affordable golf that's fun (the course address is on Happy Camp Canyon Road), and they don't back up players who use golf to escape their bumper-to-bumper lifestyle.
www.southlandgolfmagazine.com /articles/2002/08_02/eric.asp   (727 words)

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