11 Biggest Golf Tournaments in the World

For all the golf fans out there we give you the 11 Biggest Golf Tournaments in the World. So, if you didn’t know yet here is all the information you need.

Golf is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the world. Although it may seem like a simple and a pressure-less game if you ask a golf fan about the excitement he will explain to you how intense it can get. Especially, when there is a certain player you admire. Although the sport does not require a lot of athleticism, it does require good hand, speed, and great hand and eye co-ordination. It is a sport that is followed by a large number of people around the world especially in Canada, US and Europe. According to a survey there are about 390 million fans of golf in these three countries alone.

Tiger Woods, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Rory Mcllroy are amongst the most popular golf players. Golf is also considered as the most highly-paid sports in the world, which is perhaps the reason why Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather are among the richest sports men in the world.

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Golf is also one of the most expensive sports to play. You need talent plus fortune to shine in golf. To give you an idea about how expensive the sport is – check out our post on The 10 Most Expensive Golf Memberships.

The evolution of golf dates back to 100 BC when Romans played a game called “Paganica” in which they would hit a leather ball with an angled stick. However, the game itself was originated in Scotland back in the 15th century. Several acts were passed in the Parliament of Scotland against Golf and football as the two sports were considered a major distraction for people while learning archery. Back then archery practice was mandatory in Scotland to prepare people for the Defence of the country. The King Of Scotland, James II was the first person to pass the act against the sport in 1457. However, in 1500 the ban was lifted.

The game has now evolved a great deal and is followed in every corner of the world. There are a number of tournaments where all the professional golfers display their talent. Out of all the major tournaments, we have put together some of the most prestigious ones and ranked them from 1 to 11. So, let’s just save the information on golf for some other day and find out about the tournaments that stand out, starting with number 11: