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Encyclopedia > Grand Slam of golf

The Grand Slam of golf consists of four major golfing events held each year; the events are often referred to as the major tournaments and are all recognized as a part of the world's two most prestigious tours, the PGA TOUR in the United States and the PGA European Tour. In order of their playing date, the events that make up golf's modern Grand Slam are: The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...

  1. April - The Masters
  2. June - US Open
  3. July - The Open Championship (known in North America as the British Open)
  4. August - PGA Championship

No player has yet met the modern definition of golf's Grand Slam. The term "Grand Slam" was first applied to Bobby Jones' achievement of winning the four major golfing events of 1930: the U.S. and British Opens, and the U.S. and British Amateurs. The modern definition could not be applied until at least 1934, when The Masters was founded, and still carried little weight in 1953 when Ben Hogan, after winning The Masters, and US and British Opens, did not compete in the PGA Championship because of the timing of that event in relation to the British Open. Tiger Woods has come closest to meeting the modern definition of golf's Grand Slam by holding all four modern major championships simultaneously (2000 U.S. and British Opens, 2000 PGA Championship, and the 2001 Masters), although not in the same calendar year. Only five golfers have won all of golf's modern major events: Gene Sarazen, Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Woods. April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf, and the first to take place each year. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and fourth in population after Asia and Africa in area and population and Europe in population. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... Bobby Jones can refer to different people: Bobby Jones: a golf player Bobby Jones: a baseball player Bobby Jones: a basketball player Bobby Jones: a gospel singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... See also: 1929 in sports, 1931 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 10 January-13 January, Christchurch - New Zealand plays its first Test match, against England. ... See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou... See also: 1952 in sports, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Italy 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Tony Rolt... Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997) was a professional golf player. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... See also: 1999 in sports, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing - Gil de Ferran won... See also: 2000 in sports, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Gene Sarazen (February 27, 1902 - May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Grand Slam titles in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of 32 PGA... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is regarded by many as the greatest golfer of all time. ...


Since 1979, following the four modern major tournaments, the PGA of America holds a special two-day, 36-hole stroke-play competition exclusively for those players who have won one of the four major championships. If a player wins more than one major in a calendar year, the PGA of America will fill the four-man field by inviting the player(s) with the best overall finishes in that year's majors. This PGA Grand Slam of Golf tournament provides a prize of $1 million and initially was played at a different golf course each year. Since 1994, the Poipu Bay Golf Course on the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been the tournament's permanent home. See also: 1978 in sports, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Champion - South Africa 24... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... See also: 1993 in sports, other events of 1994, 1995 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - season championship won by Al Unser, Jr Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle Official languages Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd)  - Land 16,649 km²  - Water 11,672 km² (41. ... Kauai from space (NASA image) Kaua‘i (usually called Kauai outside the Hawaiian Islands) is the oldest and fourth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands, having an area of 1,446 km² . Known also as the Garden Isle, Kaua‘i lies 105 miles (170 kilometers) across the Kaua‘i Channel...


The Women's Grand Slam

Women's golf also has a set of majors. No woman has completed a four major "Grand Slam", but Babe Zaharias won all three majors contested in 1950 and Sandra Haynie won both majors in 1974. Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ... Babe Didrikson in the 1932 Olympic javelin competition Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... See also: 1949 in sports, 1951 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Bill Rexford AAA Racing: Henry Banks won the series championship Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Champion: The first World Championship for drivers under the jurisdiction of the Fédération... Sandra Haynie (b June 4 1943 Fort Worth, Texas) is an American professional golfer. ... See also: 1973 in sports, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser Formula One Championship - Brazil...


Six women have completed a "Career grand slam" by winning four different majors. There are variations in the set of four tournaments involved as the players played in different eras, and the women's tournaments defined as "majors" have varied considerably over time in a way that has not been paralleled in the men's game. The six are: Pat Bradley; Juli Inkster; Annika Sörenstam; Louise Suggs; Karrie Webb; and Mickey Wright. Pat Bradley (b. ... Juli Inkster(b. ... Annika Sörenstam Annika Sörenstam  listen? is a professional golfer from Sweden. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... Karrie Anne Webb (21 December 1974) is an Australian professional golfer, and is Australias best female player and one of the most successful players of all time. ... Mickey Wright (b February 14 1935 San Diego, California, given names Mary Kathryn) is an American professional golfer. ...


See also

Majors The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...



The Major Championships of men's professional golf
The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
See also the Grand Slam.

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Grand Slam (golf) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (571 words)
The Grand Slam is taken either as holding the championship of all four of the major championships simultaneously, or by the more strict winning the four major championships of a calendar year.
The term "Grand Slam" was first applied to Bobby Jones' achievement of winning the four major golfing events of 1930: the U.S. and British Opens, and the U.S. and British Amateurs.
Tiger Woods has come closest to meeting the modern definition of golf's Grand Slam by holding all four modern major championships simultaneously — the 2000 U.S. and British Opens, the 2000 PGA Championship, and the 2001 Masters — although not in the same calendar year.
PGA Grand Slam of Golf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular men's golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship.
It is one of several invitational events for leading male golfers which are held each year in November and December after the PGA Tour and the European Tour seasons have concluded.
Initially the PGA Grand Slam of Golf was played at a different golf course each year, but since 1994, the Poipu Bay Golf Course on the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been the tournament's permanent home.
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