Big golf competitions now and then

The Ryder Cup

GolfOriginally played between professional golfers from Great Britain & Ireland and the USA, the Ryder Cup became a battle between Europe and the US in 1979. The change was made to make the competition more competitive after years of domination by the States. Today, the Ryder Cup is the biggest team competition in golf.

The British Open

Professional golf’s oldest major, the British Open is often thought of as the most challenging major in golf. Played on links courses, weather conditions can prove to be such a daunting test that even some of golf’s greats have posted embarrassing scores.

The US Masters

The US Masters is held in Augusta, Georgia every year, and has arguably the most attractive setting of any big golf tournament. The handing over of the green jacket from the previous year’s winner to the current is one of golf’s great traditions.

The US Open

The oldest major in the United States, the US Open, like the British Open, is played at different venues each year.