Men's major golf championships
The men's major golf championships, commonly known as the major championships, and often referred to simply as the majors, are the most prestigious tournaments in golf. Historically, the national open and amateur championships of Great Britain and the United States were regarded as the majors. With the rise of professional golf in the middle of the twentieth century, the majors came to refer to the most prestigious professional tournaments.
In modern men's professional golf, there are four globally recognised major championships. Since 2019, the order of competition dates are as follows:
- Masters Tournament in April; hosted as an invitational by and at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
- PGA Championship in May; hosted by the PGA of America and played at various locations in the U.S.
- U.S. Open in June; hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), played at various locations in the U.S.
- The Open Championship in July; hosted by The R&A and played on a links course at various locations in the U.K.