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Golf Major Championships

Browse through the history and records of golf's major championships. Below are articles and features here on About.com about the majors championships in golf, both men's and women's majors. You can visit tournament pages, view lists of major championship winners, find tournament records from golf major championships, and more. Browse the items below.

PGA Champions Dinner: Defending Champ Chooses Menu, Gives Gifts
The PGA Champions Dinner is hosted each year by the PGA Championship's defending champ, who selects the menu and gives out gifts.

What Is the Name of the PGA Championship Trophy?
What is the name of the PGA Championship trophy? How much does it weigh? Learn these details and more with this FAQ entry.

British Open Cut: What Is the British Open Cut Rule?
What is the rule for the British Open cut - how many golfers make the cut at the Open Championship? Find out.

Masters Cut: What Is the Cut Rule at The Masters?
What is The Masters cut rule - the tournament policy on how many golfers make the cut? Here is the answer.

14-Year-Old Tianlang Guan Makes Cut at 2013 Masters
A look at the records set by 14-year-old Tianlang Guan when he made the cut at the 2013 Masters.

Who was the first golfer to win the PGA Championship tournament twice?
Who was the first golfer to win the PGA Championship tournament twice? Here is the answer to that question.

Who was the first golfer to win three PGA Championships?
Who was the first golfer to win the PGA Championship tournament three times? Here is the answer to that question.

Who was the first golfer to win four PGA Championships?
Who was the first golfer to win the PGA Championship tournament four times? Here is the answer to that question.

Which Golfer Won the Most PGA Championship Titles?
Which golfer holds the record for most wins in the PGA Championship tournament? Two golfers share that record. Find out who they are, and how many times they won the tournament.

What are the PGA Championship Scoring Records?
What are the PGA Championship scoring records? View the records for 72 holes, most strokes under par, 18 holes and nine holes.

What Is the Largest Margin of Victory in PGA Championship?
What is the PGA Championship record for largest margin of victory, and who holds it? Here are the golfers who hold that record in both the stroke play and match play eras.

Who is the Youngest PGA Championship Winner?
Which golfer holds the record for being the youngest winner of the PGA Championship? Get the answer here.

Who is the Oldest PGA Championship Winner?
Which golfer holds the record for being the oldest winner of the PGA Championship? Get the answer here.

PGA Cut: What is the PGA Championship Cut Rule?
What is the PGA cut rule, the number of golfers who make the cut at the PGA Championship? Here is the answer.

Which Golf Course Has Hosted the Most PGA Championships?
Which golf course has been the host of the most PGA Championships? Get the answer to that question here.

Alphabetical List of Major Championship Winners
This article includes the full list of golfers who have won major championships, listed alphabetically with each golfer's majors also listed. You can also click on any one of those majors to view the final scores and read a recap.

Golf Majors
This page lists the tournaments counted as major championships in each segment of the golf world: men's majors, women's majors, plus senior and amateur majors. If you're looking for the identities of the tournaments, this is a quick way to find them.

Major Winners Listed by Year and Tournament
On this page you can view the list of every major championship winner in golf, organized into a chart that you can reader either year-by-year or by tournament.

Future Majors
When and where are golf's major championships scheduled in coming years? Check out the dates and locations of future majors.

The Masters
The Masters is one of the four men's golf major championships, played every year at Augusta National Golf Club. It was co-founded by Bobby Jones. This page is our index of Masters information, including winners, quizzes, records, dozens of FAQs and more.

PGA Championship FAQ

Masters Winners and Tournament Recaps
Here you can view the list of golfers who have won The Masters, and click on any year to view the final scores and read a recap of that year's tournament.

Masters Records
What are the tournament records at The Masters - lowest scores, most wins, best career records? Find these tournament records and many more.

U.S. Open Golf Tournament
The U.S. Open is the oldest professional golf tournament in the United States. It is played every year during the summer, after The Masters but before the British Open and PGA Championship, and rotates among host courses. This our index of U.S. Open info on About.com.

U.S. Open Winners and Recaps
The U.S. Open goes back to 1895, and this page lists the winner of every tournament. Want to see the final scores from any given year, or read a recap of a specific tournament? Just click on the year.

British Open Winners and Recaps
Here you'll find the list of every golf to win the British Open, chronologically. Click on any year to view that tournament's final scores and read a recap.

U.S. Open Records
Find out who holds the tournament records for most wins, Top 10 finishes, lowest scores and more.

British Open
The official name of the British Open is The Open Championship. It is the oldest tournament in golf and is run by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. The British Open is the third of the men's golf major championships played each year, and this page is our index for the event. Find records, winners, recaps, quizzes, FAQs and more.

PGA Championship
This one of the four men's golf major championships is run by the PGA of America and dates to 1916. It began as a match play tournament. Each year on the golf calendar, is it the last of the four men's majors, taking place in August.

British Open Records
This major championship has the longest history. In that long history, which golfers have set the tournament records? Here is a rundown of the most important marks.

PGA Championship Winners and Tournament Recaps
Read recaps of each PGA Championship tournament played and view final scores, or just browse this list of all the winners in the event's history.

PGA Championship Records
View the tournament bests in various categories - wins, Top 10 finishes, lowest total scores, best rounds and many more.

U.S. Open Cut: What Is the U.S. Open Cut Rule?
What is the US Open cut rule? Here is the answer about how many golfers make the cut in the annual USGA championship tournament.

Playoffs at Golf's Major Championships
Check out every playoff that has occurred in one of golf's major championships, view the winners, losers and scores, plus find out which golfers have the most overall wins and losses in major playoffs.

LPGA Major Championships
The history of the LPGA's major championships is varied. The identity of the tour's major championships has changed over the years, as has their number. Here's a rundown of the (somewhat) convaluted history of majors in women's golf.

Kraft Nabisco Championship
The Kraft Nabisco Championship is one of the major championships on the LPGA Tour. It is the one played earliest in the season. This is our index page for the event, and you can find the list of past winners, dates for the upcoming tournament, and more event info.

U.S. Women's Open
Our homepage for U.S. Women's Open information, history, trivia and more. The U.S. Women's Open is the biggest tournament in women's golf - the "major-est" of the women's golf major championships.

Wegmans LPGA Championship
The Wegmans LPGA Championship is one of the LPGA Tour's five majors. See the full list of past winners and find other tournament information and records.

Women's British Open
The Women's British Open is the youngest of the women's major championships. While it's been around since the 1970s, it only became a major in 2001. Here you'll find tournament facts and history, including the list of winners.

What Is the British Open Playoff Format?
What is the format of a playoff at the British Open golf tournament? Here are the rules, including number of holes played.

Senior PGA Championship
This major championship is by far the oldest of the senior majors. It is run by the PGA of America and founded in the 1930s in part because of lobbying by Bobby Jones. View the list of tournament winners, plus find facts and details about the event's history and upcoming dates.

U.S. Senior Open Golf Tournament
Learn more about the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament, including all the previous winners plus tournament facts and figures. This senior golf major championship was created only in 1980, coinciding with the launch of the Champions Tour.

Senior Players Championship
The Senior Players Championship Golf Tournament is one of the majors on the Champions Tour. View the list of past winners, tourney dates and course info, plus more details about the tournament's history.

Senior British Open
The Senior British Open golf tournament, a k a the Senior Open Championship, is one of the majors of senior golf. View the list of winners, plus event dates and course info, along with tournament facts and history.

Regions Tradition
The Regions Tradition golf tournament is one of the majors on the Champions Tour, golf's senior division. View the list of winners, find dates and course info, plus more tourney details and history.

1893 British Open Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 1893 British Open golf tournament and view the list of final scores.

PGA Championship Playoffs
Find out which golfers have won - and lost - playoffs at the PGA Championship tournament, along with their scores and the playoff formats.

1892 British Open Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 1892 British Open golf tournament and view the list of final scores.

Top 5 Most Impressive Tournament Records at The Masters
What are the most impressive tournament records at The Masters? Count 'em down - here are the Top 5.

The Masters Trophy
Does the winner of The Masters golf tournament receive a trophy? Yes, along with the much more famous Green Jacket. But the winner isn't the only golfer who gets a trophy at The Masters. Here's a look at the tournament's awards.

Skipping the Ball at The Masters
The skip shot happens on practice days at The Masters, as golfers try skipping their golf balls across the pond on the 16th hole.

Masters Traditions
The Masters Tournament is the site of multiple popular traditions every year. Here is a rundown on the most popular ones, such as the Par-3 Contest, the Champions Dinner, and so on, with details and history about each.

2016 Masters Golf Tournament
Find out the dates of the 2016 Masters Tournament, qualifying criteria and more info about the golf major.

2017 Masters Golf Tournament
Find out the dates of the 2017 Masters Tournament, qualifying criteria and more info about the golf major.

Worst Scores at The Masters Golf Tournament
What are the highest scores in Masters history? Here is a look at the worst single-hole, 18-hole and 72-hole scores at the golf major.

FAQ: How Are US Open Pairings Determined?
How are the US Open pairings determined each year? Read this FAQ for an explanation of how USGA officials decide on the golf tournament groupings.

1930 PGA Championship
View the results of the 1930 PGA Championship golf tournament and read a recap of the major.

1889 British Open Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 1889 British Open golf tournament and view the list of final scores.

Alfred S. Bourne Trophy
What is the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy? It is awarded to winners of a prestigious golf tournament. Read about it to learn trophy details.

British Open Playoffs
Check out the list of playoff winners and losers at the British Open, with scores from each plus interesting facts.

Did Bobby Jones Play the Masters? How'd He Do?
Bobby Jones was the cofounder of Augusta National and The Masters tournament, but did he ever play the tournament himself? If so, how did he finish? Find the answers in this FAQ.

What Was the Original Name of the Masters Tournament?
The Masters Tournament has not always existed under that name. The golf major had a different name when it was first played. Find out what the original name of The Masters was.

What Was the Original Name of the Masters Tournament?
The Masters Tournament has not always existed under that name. The golf major had a different name when it was first played. Find out what the original name of The Masters was.

What were Jack Nicklaus' Finishes in the Masters?
How did Jack Nicklaus fare in The Masters Tournament? He's a list of Nicklaus' yearly finishes in the golf major.

What were Arnold Palmer's finishes in The Masters?
How did Arnold Palmer fare in the the Masters Tournament over the years? Here's the list of Arnie's finishes in the golf major.

Who Played the Most Masters Tournaments?
Which golfer holds the record for playing The Masters Tournament the most times? Here is the answer from the Masters FAQ.

What Are the Masters Qualifications, the Qualifying Criteria to Make the Field?
What are the Masters qualifications, the various ways golfers can qualify to play in the major championship? Here is the list of qualifying criteria.

US Open Trophy: What's it called, how old is it, does champ keep it?
What is the name of the US Open trophy? Does the tournament winner get to keep it? How old is it? Find the answers to these questions and others here.

Who Was the First Golfer to Break 70 in a British Open?
Who was the first golfer to shoot in the 60s in an Open Championship golf tournament? Find the answer here, the identity of the first British Open player to break 70.

Who Were the Last Match Play and First Stroke Play Winners at PGA Championship?
Who won the last match play PGA Championship and the first stroke play PGA Championship? Learn the identities of these two champion golfers.

What were Bobby Jones' finishes in the US Open?
Golfer Bobby Jones had a fantastic career record in the US Open tournament. How good? View Jones' year-by-year results in this major championship.

What were Jack Nicklaus' finishes in the US Open?
Golfer Jack Nicklaus had a long and distinguished career playing in the US Open tournament. What was Nicklaus' career record in that tournament - his wins, yearly finishes, and playoff results? Find out here.

How Many Golfers Played in the First British Open?
How many golfers played in the very first British Open? Find the answer here, along with the names of all the members of that first field.

Who Won the First British Open Golf Tournament?
Who was the first British Open golf champion? Learn who won the inaugural Open Championship.

When and Where Was the First British Open Played?
The Open Championship golf tournament has been around a long time. How long? Find out when and where the British Open was first played.

Who Was the First American Golfer to Win the British Open?
Who was the first American golfer to win the British Open? The answer depends on the specific way the question is asked. Read the answer - make that answers - here.

Who Is the Oldest Winner of the British Open Golf Tournament
Who is the oldest winner of the British Open golf tournament? That question is answered here.

Who Is the Youngest Winner of the British Open Golf Tournament
Who is the youngest golfer to win the British Open? That question is answered here.

What is the Largest Margin of Victory in a British Open?
What is the largest margin of victory at the British Open golf tournament, and which golfer set the mark? Here are the answers.

Can I Enter a British Open Qualifier?
So, you want to try to play your way into the British Open golf tournament. Can you enter a qualifier? If so, how? This FAQ answers those questions.

Who Hit First Shot in PGA Championship History?
Who hit the first shot in the history of the PGA Championship golf tournament? Find out who hit the opening drive at the inaugural PGA.

1887 British Open Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 1887 British Open golf tournament and view the list of final scores.

1886 British Open Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 1886 British Open golf tournament and view the list of final scores.

2017 US Open Golf Tournament
Find out where and when the 2017 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.

2018 US Open Golf Tournament
Find out where and when the 2018 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.

2019 US Open Golf Tournament
Find out where and when the 2019 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.

2020 US Open Golf Tournament
Find out where and when the 2020 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.

2016 British Open Golf Tournament
View the dates and find out the site of the 2016 British Open golf tournament.

1884 British Open
Check out the final score from the 1884 British Open golf tournament, and read the tournament summary.

1883 British Open
View the final scores of the 1883 British Open golf tournament, plus a summary of tournament play.

1881 British Open
View the final scores from and a tournament summary of the 1881 British Open golf tournament.

1880 British Open
Check out the final scores from the 1880 British Open, and read a recap of the golf tournament.

Eisenhower Tree: Where is it, and how did it get its name?
The Eisenhower Tree is one of the famous landmarks at Augusta National Golf Club. Where on the course is it located, and why is it called that? Here's the answer.

1878 British Open
Check out the final scores and a tournament recap of the 1878 British Open golf tournament.

Winners of the du Maurier Classic When It Was an LPGA Major
The du Maurier Classic was a major championship on the LPGA Tour from 1979 through 2000. Here is the list of champions.

Top 6 Masters Players of All-Time
Who are the greatest golfers at The Masters, the ones who performed best in the tournament's history? Here are the Top 6 Masters players of all-time.

10 Best Golfers Who Never Won the Masters
Who are the greatest golfers in the sport's history without a win at The Masters? We count down the Top 10 best golfers never to win The Masters.

5 Most Surprising Winners of The Masters
What are the most surprising names on the list of Masters champions? We count down the Top 5 Masters surprises.

5 Greatest Shots in Masters History
There have been many great, memorable shots in the history of the Masters Tournament. But these are the five best.

1877 British Open Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 1877 British Open golf tournament and view the list of final scores.

How to Get Masters Tickets
So you want tickets to The Masters golf tournament? You'll need a lot of luck and a lot of cash to get those Masters tickets.

The 8 Greatest Masters Tournaments
Which Masters Tournaments have been the best? Here is a list of the greatest ones in the golf event's history.

The Masters FAQ
Are you looking for answers to your questions about The Masters and Augusta National Golf Club? Check out our FAQ on The Masters.

The Masters Par-3 Contest Winners, Records and Facts
Learn the winners of the annual Par-3 Contest at Augusta National Golf Club, played the day before The Masters, along with the tournament record and other facts.

Playoffs at The Masters Tournament
Here is the list of playoffs at The Masters golf tournament, with winners, participants, their scores, and a brief recap of each.

On the Menu: The Champions Dinner at The Masters
What have Masters winners served at the annual Champions Dinner? Here is a look at the menus for the meal through the years.

Who Was the First Four-Time Winner of The Masters?
Who was the first golfer to win The Masters four times? Here's the answer.

Do Masters Champions Get to Keep the Green Jacket?
The Masters champion receives the traditional Green Jacket for winning ... but does he get to keep it?

What Is 'Amen Corner'?
Amen Corner is a famous part of Augusta National Golf Club. But where on the course is it, and what holes make up Amen Corner?

Has a Par-3 Contest Winner Ever Won The Masters?
Has the winner of the Masters' Par-3 Contest ever won The Masters itself? Let's take a look.

Double Eagles at The Masters
Double eagles are very rare in golf. Have any been made in The Masters? Yes, and here are the golfers who made them.

Holes-in-One at The Masters
How many golfers have made a hole-in-one during The Masters Tournament? Here's a look at every ace in the tourney's history.

1875 British Open
Check out the scores from the 1875 British Open and read a recap of the tournament play.

2014 US Open Sectional Qualifying
Sectional qualifying for the 2014 US Open golf tournament takes place at 12 locations. View the schedule and the golfers who make it through.

Top 5 Players in US Open History
Who are the best players in the history of the U.S. Open golf tournament? We count down the Top 5.

U.S. Open Golf Courses
View a year-by-year list of the golf courses that have played host to the U.S. Open, going back to the first tournament in 1895.

10 Best Golfers Without a US Open Victory
Who are the all-time best golfers without a win at the US Open tournament? We count down the top 10.

1874 British Open
Find out who won the British Open in 1874, plus all the scores along with tournament facts.

Martin Kaymer Completes Best Opening 36 Holes in US Open History

2013 US Women's Open
Check out the final scores from the 2014 US Women's Open golf tournament, and learn why Inbee Park's victory was historic.

2014 US Women's Open
Michelle Wie finally breaks through for a major championship victory at the 2014 US Women's Open.

Final Scores from the 2014 US Women's Open
Here are the final scores from the 2014 US Women's Open, site of Michelle Wie's first win in a major championship.

1872 British Open
Young Tom Morris won his fourth in a row. Check out the final scores and a tournament recap.

2012 US Women's Open
Na Yeon Choi won the 2012 US Women's Open 14 years after her idol, Se Ri Pak, did the same, and on the same golf course.

Top 10 British Open Golfers of All-Time
Who are the best golfers of all-time at playing the British Open? We count them down, from No. 10 through No. 1.

Rory McIlroy 3rd Round Leader at 2014 Open

10 Best Golfers Who Never Won the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is one of the four majors of men's golf. Many of golf's greatest players have won the PGA over the years ... but not all of them. Here's a list of the best who never won the PGA Championship.

Langer's Record-Setting 2014 Senior British Open Win
Bernhard Langer obliterated the field at the 2014 Senior British Open, and also set a new Champions Tour record for largest winning margin.

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