2010 Golf Majors

Published 04/03/2010 08:33:00

The "majors" are golf's marquee events - the four tournaments that go down in history in evaluatiing the best golfers of all time. Jack Nicklaus has 18, Tiger Woods has 14. This year's guessing game is which one Tiger will be back for to mount his charge for Jack's record.


The Masters 2010

Also known as "The US Masters"

Venue: Augusta National Golf Club

Dates: 8 -11 April

Current Holder: Angel Cabrera

Prize: Green Jacket

Notes: The Masters is always played at fabulous Augusta and has the smallest field of all the majors. It's generally considered the most exclusive of events, and tickets are tough to get hold of.


The U.S. Open 2010

Venue: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California, USA

Dates: 17 - 20 June

Current Holder: Lucas Glover

Prize: U.S. Open Trophy

Notes: The US Open is usually the most difficult event - courses are long, dry and challenging. Weather is rarely a factor, though in 2009 we had some heavy rain. It's usually the job of the British Open to give us bad weather!


The Open Championship 2010

Also known as "The British Open"

Venue: The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland

Dates: 15 - 18 July

Current Holder: Stewart Cink

Prize: The Claret Jug

Notes: This is the 150th anniversary of the first tournament in golf, and there is no more fitting venue than St Andrews - the home of golf. An historic and memorable event, often for its tendency to throw up surprise winners. 2009 champion Cink was no exception.

Tiger has won the last two opens at the old course - will he be back in time for this one?


PGA Championship 2010

Also known as "The US PGA"

Venue: Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin, USA

Dates: 12 - 15 August

Current Holder: Y.E Yang

Prize: The Wanamaker Trophy

Notes: Y.E Yang triumphed over Tiger Woods in the 2009 PGA Championship - the first time Woods has lost a lead going into the final round of a major.



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