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The World Golf Championships are a group of three annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours, which are official money events on the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour: The International Federation of PGA Tours is the trade body for the six leading regional mens professional golf tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... // The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ...

  • WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
  • WGC-CA Championship
  • WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (NEC Invitational prior to 2006)

These events all began in 1999, although the Bridgestone Invitational is the direct successor of the World Series of Golf, which began in 1976. The objective was to create a larger group of golf tournaments with a high global profile by bringing the leading golfers from different tours together on a more regular basis, rather than just for the major championships. At the time the publicity spoke of a "World Tour" which might develop on the basis of the World Championships and the majors. That concept seems to have been dropped, but the three events usually attract entries from almost all of the elite players who are eligible to compete and they rank among the most prestigious and high profile events outside of the majors. The prize money on offer is very close to being the highest for any professional golf tournament. Winners generally receive 70 to 78 Official World Golf Ranking Points, the most awarded for any tournament apart from the major championships, which carry 100 points, and The Players Championship, which is allocated 80.[1] Tiger Woods has dominated these tournaments, winning 13 of the first 25 events. The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


From 2000 to 2006 the men's golf World Cup, a tournament for teams of two players representing their country was a World Golf Championship event, although it was not an official money event on any tour. Beginning in 2007 it is no longer part of the World Golf Championships, but it is still played, and is currently known as the Mission Hills World Cup. The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...


From 2000 to 2006 most years two or three of the four events were staged in the United States and one or two were staged elsewhere. All three of the individual World Golf Championships events will be played in the United States from 2007, which has attracted criticism from some golfers, including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and in the media outside the United States. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has responded by insisting that playing in the U.S is best for golf as more money can be made there than elsewhere. [1] and have stated that they would like to add a new WGC individual event in China, which will start in 2008 at the earliest, and more likely in 2009. Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Timothy W. Finchem (born April 19, 1947 in Ottawa, Illinois) is the current Commissioner of the PGA TOUR. He took the position on June 1, 1994 succeeding Deane R. Beman. ...


Winners

Below is a list of winners. There is a more detailed table for each tournament in its own article. From 1999 to 2006, the order of play was: Match Play, Invitational, Championship.

Year Match Play Championship Invitational
2007 Flag of Sweden Henrik Stenson Flag of United States Tiger Woods
2006 Flag of Australia Geoff Ogilvy Flag of United States Tiger Woods Flag of United States Tiger Woods
2005 Flag of United States David Toms Flag of United States Tiger Woods Flag of United States Tiger Woods
2004 Flag of United States Tiger Woods Flag of South Africa Ernie Els Flag of United States Stewart Cink
2003 Flag of United States Tiger Woods Flag of United States Tiger Woods Darren Clarke
2002 Flag of United States Kevin Sutherland Flag of United States Tiger Woods Flag of Australia Craig Parry
2001 Flag of United States Steve Stricker Cancelled due to 9/11 Flag of United States Tiger Woods
2000 Darren Clarke Flag of Canada Mike Weir Flag of United States Tiger Woods
1999 Flag of United States Jeff Maggert Flag of United States Tiger Woods Flag of United States Tiger Woods

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Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Stewart Cink (b May 21, 1973 Huntsville, Alabama) is an American golfer who has featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings at times. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Darren Clarke (born in Dungannon, County Tyrone on August 14, 1968) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kevin Sutherland (born July 4, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Craig Parry (born January 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Victoria) has been one of Australias premier golfers since turning professional in 1986, and has 22 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Steve Stricker (1967- ) is an American golfer. ... 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Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jeff Maggert (born February 20, 1964 in Columbia, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...

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Notes

  1. ^ Prior to 2007, the official points allocations were half of these values, but points won in the current year were given a weighting of 2 in the ranking calculation. The system was revised in 2007, so that points are now given an initial weighting of 1, which then tapers to zero over a two-year period starting 13 weeks after the award.


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PGA Tour events
Major championships in playing order: The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
Other FedEx Cup tournaments in playing order: Mercedes-Benz Championship | Sony Open in Hawaii | Bob Hope Chrysler Classic | Buick Invitational | FBR Open | AT&T Pro-Am | Nissan Open | WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya | Honda Classic | PODS Championship | Arnold Palmer Invitational | WGC-CA Championship | Shell Houston Open | Verizon Heritage | Zurich Classic of New Orleans | EDS Byron Nelson Championship | Wachovia Championship | The Players Championship | AT&T Classic | Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial | Memorial Tournament | Stanford St. Jude Championship | Travelers Championship | Buick Open | AT&T National | John Deere Classic | U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee | Canadian Open | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational | Reno-Tahoe Open | Wyndham Championship
FedEx Cup playoff events: The Barclays | Deutsche Bank Championship | BMW Championship | The Tour Championship
Fall Series in playing order: Turning Stone Resort Championship | Viking Classic | Valero Texas Open | Frys.com Open in Las Vegas | Fry's Electronics Open | Ginn Classic | Walt Disney World Resort Classic
Team events (played alternate years): Presidents Cup | Ryder Cup
Challenge season events (unofficial money): Merrill Lynch Shootout | ADT Skills Challenge | Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge | Skins Game | World Cup | Target World Challenge
Former PGA Tour events: Western Open | Doral Open | North and South Open | B.C. Open | 84 Lumber Classic | Booz Allen Classic (aka Kemper Open) | The International | Chrysler Classic of Tucson | Buick Challenge


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The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya is a PGA Tour golf tournament which will be played for the first time in the week of February 19-25 2007. ... The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... The PODS Championship, originally the Tampa Bay Classic, is a mens professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, and is played annually at Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. ... The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Verizon Heritage is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... Wachovia Championship is a PGA TOUR golf tournament. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The AT&T Classic, formerly known as the BellSouth Classic, and, at its beginning in 1967, the Atlanta Classic, is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... It has been suggested that Crowne Plaza Invitation at Colonial be merged into this article or section. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... The FedEx St. ... The Travelers Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ... The AT&T National is a PGA Tour event held in the Washington D.C. area during the Fourth of July weekend. ... The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA TOUR schedule. ... The U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The Reno-Tahoe Open is a secondary golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Wyndham Championship is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ... The Barclays is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... The Deutsche Bank Championship is a PGA Tour golf tournament that occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. ... The BMW Championship, previously known as the Western Open, is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... 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The Buick Challenge was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1970 to 2002. ...

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European Tour Events
Major championships in playing order: The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
Individual World Golf Championships in playing order: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | WGC-CA Championship | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Other tournaments in playing order: HSBC Champions Tournament | UBS Hong Kong Open | Mastercard Masters | Blue Chip New Zealand Open | Dunhill Championship | South African Airways Open | Joburg Open | Abu Dhabi Golf Championship | The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters | Dubai Desert Classic | Maybank Malaysian Open | Indonesia Open | Johnnie Walker Classic | Singapore Masters | TCL Classic | Madeira Island Open | Portuguese Open | Volvo China Open | BMW Asian Open | Open de Espana | Telecom Italia Open | Valle Romano Open de Andalucia | Nissan Irish Open | BMW PGA Championship | Celtic Manor Wales Open | BA-CA Golf Open | Aa St Omer Open | BMW International Open | Open de France | Smurfit European Open | Barclays Scottish Open | Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe | Russian Open | Scandinavian Masters | KLM Open | Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles | Omega European Masters | Mercedes-Benz European Championship | Quinn Direct British Masters | Dunhill Links Championship | HSBC World Match Play Championship | Open de Madrid | Portugal Masters | Mallorca Classic | Volvo Masters
Team events: Ryder Cup | Seve Trophy | Mission Hills World Cup
Former events

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World Golf Championships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (383 words)
The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours.
The objective was to create a larger group of golf tournaments with a high global profile by bringing the leading golfers from different tours together on a more regular basis, rather than just for the major championships.
Winners generally receive 35 to 39 Official World Golf Ranking Points, the most awarded for any tournament apart from the major championships, which carry 50 points, and THE PLAYERS Championship, which is allocated 40.
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