The 2019 golf season is winding down and the 4 major championships have all been contested. The 2019 Majors : Season Recap 2019 Masters Tournament: Tiger Woods. 2019 PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka. 2019 U.S. Open: Gary Woodland. 2019 Open Championship: Shane Lowry.
Bobby Jones, who won the pre-Masters era Career Grand Slam once, and is the only golfer all -time to have won four majors in the same calendar year .
Just to recap, a golf Grand Slam is the unofficial term used to describe a golfer who wins all four major championships in a calendar year. In the modern era, the Grand Slam requires victories at the US Masters , the US Open , The Open Championship and the PGA Championship .
When and where the golf majors will be in 2020 PGA Championship . New dates: Aug. 6-9. Original dates: May 14-17. U.S. Open . New dates: Sept. 17-20. Original dates: June 18-21. Masters . New dates: Nov. 12-15. Open Championship. Canceled. The 149th Open was one of the victims of the schedule upheaval, as the R&A announced April 6 that the event will not be held in 2020.
The competitions are the Masters Tournament , the U.S. Open , The Open Championship and the PGA Championship , contested annually. Should the same golfer win all four majors in a calendar year, this would be recognized as a grand slam.
In terms of the current four majors , the first to win all four in a single year was Don Budge, who completed the feat in 1938. To date, 17 players have completed a Grand Slam , though only six in the most prestigious singles titles. Only Stefan Edberg has completed the Grand Slam in a Junior discipline.
A final-round score of 66 at Augusta National gave him a four-round total of 272 (16 under par) and titles in four consecutive majors . Woods won the 2000 U.S. Open, 2000 British Open, 2000 PGA Championship and the 2001 Masters in a span of 294 days by a combined 26 strokes.
Has an amatuer ever won a golf major ? No amateur has ever won the PGA Championship, as the field is limited to professionals. But back to the Open. Though it has been 85 years since an amateur won the Claret Jug, 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose had one of the best British Open finish since Jones by an amateur .
USGA Rule 3-1, “Playing for Prize Money ,” states that an amateur golfer cannot play for money in a golf match, exhibition or other competition such as a tournament. The USGA offers one exception to the rule. Amateurs can keep prize money for winning a hole-in-one contest during the course of a tournament.
Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth are in elite company with names like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Tom Watson. McIlroy and Mickelson would prefer to leave this group, though. All of these players have won three of golf’s four majors .
In 2020, The 149th Open has been cancelled by the R&A due to COVID-19 pandemic and the Championship will next be played in 2021 as it returns to England where Royal St. George’s will host The Open , sometimes referred to as The British Open or The Open Championship. Where is The Open in 2021?
The U.S. Open returns to Torrey Pines in San Diego (June 17-20), with the British Open, which was canceled this year, slated to return in 2021 at Royal St. George’s in Southern England (Sandwich, Kent) from July 15-18. And even though it’s an odd-numbered year, the upcoming season also will include the Ryder Cup.