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Spend a gorgeous or an entire weekend watching PGA tournaments. Every PGA golfer has a story, and you can see each one play out first hand with a little help from Ticket Liquidator. Of course everyone knows about the four majors, The Masters, British Open, US Open and PGA Championship, but those aren't the only PGA events. The Tour is one of the biggest in sports, hosting tournaments almost every weekend. Browse great tickets today.
Major Golf Events in 2016
The PGA Tour attracts the best golfers from around the world and includes the four majors and World Golf Championship events. The major championships are The Masters, the US Open, The British Open, and the PGA Championship, each of which carry a tremendous purse and see only the very best compete for the prize
The Masters is played at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, every year since 1934, while the other championships change venues every year. With golf fans planning months in advance to make the pilgrimage to see the great course and players, tickets are always in high demand. Use Ticket Liquidator to make sure you have a place along the green to watch the potential winning putt. The most prestigious women’s tour in the world is the LPGA, which includes the Kraft Nabisco Championship, LPGA Championship, the US Women’s Open and the Women’s British Open. LPGA tickets are available at Ticket Liquidator, so get yours to see the best women’s golf action in the world in 2016. One of the best things about golf is that as players get older, they don’t fade away into retirement, but continue to play in senior tours like the Champions Tour. The Champions Tour includes the Senior PGA Championship, United States Senior Open, Senior British Open Championship, The Tradition, and the Senior Players Championship. Many legends like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus continued to dominate links as they got older, and for avid golf fans seeing the living legends is as special as the current Tour players.
History of Golf
The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland, where the first written record of golf is James II’s banning of the game in 1457 as an unwelcome distraction to learning archery. To many golfers, the Old Course at St Andrews, dating to before 1574, is considered sacred ground. Golf is documented as being played on Musselburgh Links in Lothian, Scotland, as early as March 2, 1672, which is certified as the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records. The world's oldest golf tournament in existence, and golf's first major, is The Open Championship, first played on October 17, 1860, at Prestwick Golf Club, in Ayrshire, Scotland. Golf’s ancient roots are a little murkier. Some trace the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball; chuiwan, a Chinese game played between the eighth and 14th centuries; or cambuca in England and chambot in France. Others believe golf descended from the Persian game, chaugan, or kolven, a game involving a ball and curved bats that was played annually in Loenen, Netherlands, beginning in 1297. The countries with most golf courses per capita include Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada, Wales, United States and Sweden. The first golf course in China opened in 1984, but by the end of 2009, there were roughly 600 in the country and expansion continues despite an official ban on new courses.