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Take a look at the most anticipated golf tournaments in 2020

Recently, PGA Tour announced 49 tournaments in the 2019-2020 schedule. However, only big tournaments and famous golfers are attracted by many fans and look forward to every day, every hour to see the perfect shots of professional golfers.

Here is information about 4 major tournaments that are very interested in the golf community:

1. The Masters Tournament – Augusta National (April 9-12)

The Masters is a golf tournament that takes place every April. It is one of the four largest and most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The Masters World Golf Tournament first took place in 1934 at the Augusta National Course in Georgia, where the tournament is still held.

With a total prize of up to 9 million USD this will certainly be the tournament with the highest prize and the most expected golfer of the year.

At the 84th Masters, Tiger Woods will return as defending champion with 5 Green Jackets. The question is whether he can catch the legendary Jack Niclaus with 6 champions at this difficult event. Convinced that with his explosions this year, 2020 will be a season to be expected.

2. PGA Championship (May 14-17)

PGA Championship 2020 will be the second time this major will take second place in the schedule of the PGA Tour. This is an annual tournament of the American Professional Golf Association and is held only in the United States. The prize of this tournament is up to 8 million USD of PGA Tour, European Tour and Japan Golf Tour.

To qualify for this tournament golfer must be in the ranking from 1 to 100 in the world golf rankings and golfers who have won PGA system in previous years will have the right to participate in the tournament next year. Especially, a champion golf world  PGA Championship are invited to compete in the next 5 years and are exempt from qualifying for a lifetime for this tournament.

The event will take place at TPC Harding Park golf course in San Francisco. This is the venue for 2 WGC events (2005, 2015), President Cup (2009) and 3 PGA Champions Tour Charles Schwab Championships (2010, 2011, 2013) and this year will be the first to host a major.

3. US Open (June 18-21)

The US Open world golf tournament is organized by the American golf association from June 18-21. This is the second of four major tournaments in the world golf village and also the official schedule of both European Tour and PGA Tour.

The US Open 2020 golf tournament will return with Winged Foot, Mamaroneck. This golf course was put into operation in June 1923. With this history, Winged Foot has had many times hosting big tournaments including: US Open 1929, PGA Championship 1997, 2 seasons US Women’s Opens, 4 USGA events, 2 US Amateurs seasons and 1 PGA season Tour Champions.

4. The British Open (July 16-19)

This is the oldest golf tournament in the four major majors of the first professional golf world held on 17/10/1860.

According to the announcement, The 149th The Open will take place at Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, Kent, England. The last time the tournament was held here was in 2011 when Darren Clarke won the Claret Jug and became the “Golfer of the year”.

Currently, The Open Championship has 156 leading professional golfers participating in the world together with amateur champions. The remaining opportunity to participate will be given to golfers both amateur and professional with outstanding achievements in qualifying.

Why is golf attractive to football players?

In the 50s and 60s of the last century, the football world saw great golfers such as English players like Bob Paisley, Alf Ramsey, then the legend of “Flying Holland”, Johan Cruff and many famous European player at the time.

However, in 1966, the new golf sport really brought a turning point in football circles. Two days before the World Cup semi-final between England and Portugal, instead of banning camps to focus on training, then England coach Alf Ramsey decided to take his students to Finchley Golf Club. in north London playing golf to relax.

Immediately, the media of the Mist made waves, a series of offensive articles aimed at Alf Ramsey to attack this unique way of holding troops.

But after that, the “Three Lions” won against the Portuguese with a score of 2-1 and subdued Germany in the final to first bring England to the top of the world. As a result, the attitude of the media and the ball managers has changed dramatically, at which time the football management saw the golf sport with a more respectful eye.

Golf started to boom and became the leading popular sport among football players as well as football managers. Golf culture has been formed in the soccer sphere village since then.

Today, the English Premier League is a tournament that gathers more golf players and enthusiasts than any tournament. Golf courses in the UK are filled with golfers of the nationalist shorts of many nationalities playing in the Premier League.

Although there are many players in other European countries’ championships such as France, Italy and the Netherlands who play golf regularly, when they come to England to play football, they are quickly attracted more strongly by the golf culture of the Mist Country.

Player Andriy Shevchenko, after moving to Chelsea from AC Milan, soon found a new joy with golf after hours of practice and competition. The Ukrainian striker also bought houses and membership cards at the Wentworth Golf Club. At the same time, this striker also owns a membership card of Wisley Golf Club, the most famous golf club in London.

After retiring from football in 2012, Andriy Shevchenko immediately focused on golf. In 2013, he announced that he would switch to professional competitions, competing at the Challenge Tour system (second place of European Tour). Shevchenko’s handicap is +2, the best among foreign players who have played in England.

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Meanwhile, Fabio Capello’s office during the “Three Lions” coach also had a putting green (putting green) system to satisfy golf addiction. Therefore, at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, only England was coached to discharge camp to play golf.

And the new Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, although not playing golf but during his time working in England, he also gave golf a special affection. But he agreed immediately when he was invited to be the Ambassador of the Ryder Cup 2018, the world’s most prestigious team cup tournament, held for the first time in his native Portugal.

The British press also revealed interesting information, while leading Chelsea, in late 2015, Mourinho is said to have met the world’s No. 1 golfer at the time, Jordan Spieth, offering a £ 50 million contract. in order to persuade the American golfer to quit golf to switch to playing at Stamford Bridge. Of course, everyone knows, Mourinho is the only person who communicates the request of the Russian boss, Chelsea club president, Roman Abramovich.