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The world's famous golf tournaments

The world's famous golf tournaments

Golf has become more popular in recent years and the number of golfers never stops to increase. Almost all countries have golf courses and there are those which have the best one to host international golf competitions.

Some of the most famous golf tournaments of the world

  •  BMW PGA Championship

The BMW PGA Championship is considered as the most important of European Tour. The tournament takes place in Europe in May at Wentworth Golf Club, in Surrey of England.

It is an annual golf championship, created in 1955 by the Professional Golfers' Association. Some of the best players of this tournament are Nick Faldo and, Arnold Palmer and Colin Montgomerie. 

  • Dubai World Championship

Dubai World Championship was created in 2009 and is considered as the most important event of the European Tour Race to Dubai. The competition takes a very important role in Dubai's economic thanks to a very large sum that it provides during the tour.

60 players take part in the competition and the winners will get a very large amount of money at the end of the competition. Jon Rahm, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stensonhave been the most famous players in recent years. 

  • Dubai Desert Classic

The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual golf tournament which is held in the Middle East, in Dubai. The first competition was launched in 1989 as the first European tour event.

The tournament has found its success for many years and it has become more and more famous. It attracts many famous golfers from many countries and is well known for as a famous golf event in the world. Li Haotong is the most recent winner after Sergio Gracia who won the prize in 2017. 

  • The Masters

There are four major golf tournaments in the world and the Master is included in the list. This golf event is yearly organized at Augusta National Golf Club every April, in Southeastern United States of America.

It was first launched in 1934. A great sum of money is prized to the winners as awards for their great talents. Jack Nicklaus is the oldest winner of the Master tournament with the most masters, while Patrick Reed is the most recent winner after Sergio Gracia, Danny Willett and Jordan Spieth. 

  • Barclays Singapore Open

The Singapore Open is considered among the richest tournaments of the Europe in the case of a golf tour. The first event was founded in 1961 and was practiced every year until 2001.

Because of the lack of sponsorship, it was canceled and then continued with a big sponsor in Barclays. The first prize was won by Thaworn Wiratchant in 1961. Sergio García Fernández, Prayad Marksaeng, Song Young-han are the recent winners of the event.

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