Archive for February 15, 2010

PGA TOUR is an organization that plays a great role in organizing the golf events and the tours for the players. Most of the people claim of knowing everything about the events that are run by this organization. But the fact is there are very few of them who are well aware of what are the events that are actually conducted by this organization. To help you get some idea regarding this, the significant categories of events that are operated by the PGA TOUR have been mentioned below:


• Majors: The Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, the (British) Open Championship and the PGA Championships constitute the four major annual events in the world of golf. Each of these four leading events receives 100 points as far as the Official World Golf Ranking or OWGR is concerned.

• WGC: This event organized by the PGA TOUR stands for the World Golf Championships. It comprises a set of events that is co-sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA tours. The events that fall under this category are the major attractions for the pro golfers from across the globe. These players also include the ones who are not the members of the PGA Tour.

• Unique: The Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which is the very first tournament of the season and the Players Championship constitute the ‘unique’ category of the events conducted by the PGA TOUR. The Players Championship, besides all the majors and the World Golf Championships, is the only event which invites entries from the elite golfers across the world.

• Playoff event: This event consists of the last four tournaments of the FedEx Cup having fields based on the FedEx Cup rankings.

• Team: Consisting of 12 players is the United Stated team which competes in the Ryder Cup as well as the Presidents Cup every alternate years.

• Regular: These are the weekly tour events, which might vary in status accordingly. The position of the event in the schedule, its age, repute of the course, association with ‘legends of golf’, etc. are some of the factors that determine the status of the events.

• Invitational: It is similar to the regular events, but it has comparatively smaller field consisting of around 100-120 players.

• Alternate: The matches that are played in the same sports week and are considered as the higher status tournament with reduced prize money fall under this category of events operated by the PGA TOUR.

• Fall Series: After the four FedEx Cup season, this is the very series of events that concludes the season.