An important thing for every sports bettor is to have knowledge about the events schedules. For golf there is no exception, that’s why at Online Betting Sports we share with you the latest news, updates and information about the golf schedule.
Brief Introduction to Golf Schedule
There are many different professional golf tours, but bettors usually focus on the PGA Tour for golf odds and golf picks. The world’s premier male golfers participate on this tour, while the LPGA Tour and Champions Tour are reserved for the top female and senior golfers in the world.
The PGA Tour season usually begins in September and concludes in August with the FedEx Cup Playoffs, a series of tournaments that involve the top players on tour throughout the season. Obviously, tournaments throughout the winter months are held in warm weather climates; the 2021-22 season began with tournaments in California, Mississippi, and Nevada, while back-to-back tournaments were held in Hawaii in January.
Most tournaments have total prize purses exceeding $7 million, with The Players Championship (the unofficial fifth major) offering a record-breaking $20 million in 2022. The four major tournaments (Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship) are the most prestigious and attract top talent from all over the world.
Understanding Golf Schedule
Because the PGA Tour season runs for almost 52 weeks each year, players can create their own schedules and participate in whichever tournaments they choose, although some have sponsor obligations to play in certain events. Every player would love to compete in each of the four majors, but these have strict qualification requirements.
The Masters Tournament is the first major of the year, typically held in April at Augusta National in Georgia. The PGA Championship was previously the last major of the year but has been scheduled for May every year since 2019. The U.S. Open takes place in June and The Open Championship, held annually in the United Kingdom, occurs in July. Other than the Masters, these tournaments are usually held at different courses every year.
While there are occasionally new non-major events added to the PGA Tour calendar, several have been around for decades. The BMW Championship, RBC Canadian Open, and Valero Texas Open, for instance, are all at least 100 years old. Other longstanding tournaments include the Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial.