The winner of the former stands to bank $3m, the biggest single tournament winner’s prize in the sport. Whoever wins the Race to Dubai , the European Tour’s order of merit, meanwhile, will pocket $2m. Should a player be lucky enough to bag the double, they will sign off this most disrupted of seasons $5m richer.
US PGA Championship: Collin Morikawa wins to deny Paul Casey first major. American Collin Morikawa emerged from a stacked leaderboard to win the 2020 US PGA Championship after a flawless final round in San Francisco.
|Jul 15 – 18||The Open Championship Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich, Kent, ENG||600|
|Jul 22 – 25||3M Open TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN • Purse: $6,600,000||500|
|Jul 29 – Aug 1||Olympic Men’s Golf Competition Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, JPN|
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.
The Race to Dubai is a season-long competition to crown the European Tour’s number one player.
Starting in 2019, the DP World Tour Championship format is a 72-hole, stroke-play tournament with no handicaps or cut. The player who wins the event earns 2,000 Race to Dubai points , and each player completing the event earns points . At the conclusion, the points leader wins the season-long race .
Dustin Johnson United States
A common misconception is that the word GOLF is an acronym for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden . This is a 20th century joke and definitely not true. It is now generally accepted that the ‘golf’ is derived from an old word meaning ‘club’, though this in turn may have older cognate roots dating back to ancient times.
The word ‘ golf ‘ is not an acronym for anything. Rather, it derives linguistically from the Dutch word ‘kolf’ or ‘kolve,’ meaning quite simply ‘club. ‘ In the Scottish dialect of the late 14th or early 15th century, the Dutch term became ‘goff’ or ‘gouff,’ and only later in the 16th century ‘ golf .