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PGA Championship 2024: Schedule, dates, venue and purse of golf majors

Published at :February 4, 2024 at 4:20 PM
Modified at :February 4, 2024 at 4:20 PM
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Manjit Verma

The anticipation is particularly high for the four major championships.

The PGA Tour unveiled the highly anticipated details of its 2024 schedule, shedding light on the venues, purses, and changes set to shape the upcoming season.

The 2024 season will feature 36 events in the FedEx Cup regular season, including eight designated “signature” tournaments with limited fields and impressive $20 million purses. These events will run alongside the traditional four majors and the Players Championship. Additionally, the schedule will include 18 full-field tournaments and five “additional” events, providing a diverse and exciting lineup for golf enthusiasts.

Among the notable changes is the introduction of 36-hole cuts for three player-hosted tournaments – the Genesis Invitational hosted by Tiger Woods, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and the Memorial hosted by Jack Nicklaus. The top 50 players and those within 10 shots of the lead after the first two rounds will advance, competing for a $4 million winner’s purse.

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will undergo a significant transformation in 2024, becoming a signature tournament with only 80 players and exclusive venues at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. Celebrities and amateurs will participate only on Thursday and Friday, adding a unique twist to this iconic event.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs champion is set to receive a substantial increase in prize money, with the winner taking home $25 million, up from $18 million in the previous year.

Addressing concerns about entry into lucrative tournaments, the PGA Tour has introduced new categories beyond the top 50 FedEx Cup standings and top 30 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). The “Next 10” includes the top 10 members, not otherwise exempt, from the current FedEx Cup standings.

The “Swing 5” consists of the top five FedEx Cup points earners, not otherwise exempt, from the swing of five full-field and additional events leading up to each signature event.

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PGA Championship 2024 Majors schedule

Here’s a detailed breakdown of what fans can expect from each prestigious event.

  • The Masters: April 8-14 at Augusta National, Georgia.
  • PGA Championship: May 13-19 at Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • U.S. Open: June 10-16 at Pinehurst Resort (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina.
  • British Open: July 15-21 at Royal Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Overview of major tournaments in 2024

1. The Masters

  • Date: April 8–14
  • Venue: Augusta National, Augusta, Georgia
  • Previous Champion (2023): Jon Rahm
  • Overview: The 2023 Masters was the 87th edition of the tournament, where Jon Rahm made history by becoming the fourth Spaniard to don the green jacket. Rahm’s impressive final-round 69 secured his victory, finishing four strokes ahead of runners-up Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson.

2. PGA Championship

  • Date: May 13-19
  • Venue: Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Previous Champion (2023): Brooks Koepka
  • Overview: The 2023 PGA Championship marked the 105th edition of the tournament, held at the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club. Brooks Koepka clinched his third PGA Championship title and fifth major championship overall, joining the elite ranks of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Koepka’s victory made him the first golfer to win a major as a member of LIV Golf.

3. U.S. Open

  • Date: June 10-16
  • Venue: Pinehurst Resort (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Previous Champion (2023): Wyndham Clark
  • Overview: The 2023 U.S. Open at the North Course of Los Angeles Country Club witnessed a remarkable victory by Wyndham Clark. In a surprising turn of events, Clark secured his first career U.S. Open and major championship, holding off the four-time major champion Rory McIlroy by one shot. The tournament also saw record-breaking performances, with Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele both shooting 62 (−8) in the first round.

4. British Open

  • Date: July 15-21
  • Venue: Royal Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Previous Champion (2023): Brian Harman
  • Overview: The 2023 Open Championship, officially the 151st edition, took place at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Brian Harman emerged victorious, winning his first career Open Championship by an impressive six-shot margin over Jason Day, Tom Kim, Jon Rahm, and Sepp Straka. Harman’s triumph marked his first major championship and his first PGA Tour win in six years.

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