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2024 Golf Season: Key dates for top tournaments

The first marquee event of the golf season hits the course this week as the PGA Tour stages THE PLAYERS Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Here’s a look at the most notable stops on the golf calendar for 2024, including the four majors, the Olympic tournament in France, and the three FedExCup events that will wrap up the season . . .

THE PLAYERS Championship – March 14-17

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

An appetizer for the majors that get underway in April, THE PLAYERS Championship was won last year by Scottie Scheffler by five strokes over Tyrrell Hatton and seven strokes over Tom Hoge and Viktor Hovland. Scheffler picked up a $4.5 million USD check for that win. Cameron Smith (2022), Justin Thomas (2021), and Rory McIlroy (2019) were the previous three winners of the tournament.

Masters Tournament – April 11-14

Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Defending Masters champion Jon Rahm left the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf in the offseason, but he’s still eligible to play at Augusta in April where he’ll be looking to defend his title. Rahm topped Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson by four strokes to pick up the green jacket in 2023. Scheffler was the Masters champ in 2022, Hideki Matsuyama won in 2021, and Dustin Johnson was the 2020 winner.

PGA Championship – May 16-19

Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky

Koepka came up short at last year’s Masters but he did manage to pick up the victory at last year’s PGA Championship at the Oak Hill East Course, winning the tournament for the third time in his career. Hovland and Scheffler tied for second place at the PGA Championship last year, finishing two strokes back. Thomas was the winner in 2022, and Mickelson was the winner back in 2021.

the Memorial Tournament – June 6-9

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio

Hovland was the champion at the prestigious Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in 2023, but it took a playoff to get that victory over runner-up Denny McCarthy. Scheffler finished in third place, one stroke back of the leaders. Billy Horschel was the champion at the Memorial Tournament in 2022, Patrick Cantlay won the event in both 2021 and 2019, and Rahm took the title back in 2020.

U.S. Open – June 13-16

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Wyndham Clark picked up his first ever major championship victory last year at the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club, holding off Rory McIlroy to grab the one-stroke win. That was Clark’s first finish inside the top 30 at a major. Scheffler was three strokes back in third place at the event. Matt Fitzpatrick was the U.S. Open champion in 2022, and Rahm won the tournament back in 2021.

The Open Championship – July 18-21

Royal Troon, Troon, Scotland

There was a first-time major winner at The Open Championship last year as well, with Brian Harman claiming the victory by a large six-stroke margin over Rahm, Jason Day, Tom Kim, and Sepp Straka at Royal Liverpool. Smith was the winner of The Open Championship in 2022, edging Cameron Young by a single stroke in a tighter finish, and Collin Morikawa was the champ at the event back in 2021.

Olympic Men’s Golf Competition – August 1-4

Le Golf National, Paris, France

Golf will be a medal event once again at the 2024 Summer Olympics in France this August at Le Golf National in Paris, with American Schauffele the defending gold medallist having won the men’s Olympic golf tournament at Tokyo 2020. Justin Rose of Great Britain was the men’s Olympic golf champion in 2016 in Rio, which was the sport’s return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

FedEx St. Jude Championship – August 15-18

TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee

The FedEx St. Jude Championship is the first event of the FedExCup playoff schedule, and this will be the third straight year it has been held at TPC Southwind. Last year Lucas Glover picked up the win at the tournament in a playoff over Patrick Cantlay, with McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood tied one stroke behind in third place. Will Zalatoris was the champion of this tournament back in 2022.

BMW Championship – August 22-25

Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Rock, Colorado

Hovland won this tournament, the second event of the FedExCup playoff schedule, by two strokes over Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick in 2023 at Olympia Fields, with McIlroy five strokes back in fourth place, and Harman and Max Homa six strokes behind in fifth place. Cantlay won this tournament in back-to-back years in 2022 and 2021 at Wilmington and Caves Valley. Rahm was the 2020 winner.

TOUR Championship – August 29-September 1

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia

And Hovland was also the winner of the TOUR Championship last year, wrapping up the overall FedExCup title with a five-stroke victory over Xander Schauffele. Clark finished in third place at the event, and McIlroy settled for fourth place. McIlroy was the winner of the TOUR Championship in the 2022, 2019, and 2016 seasons. Cantlay won in 2021, and Johnson was the winner back in 2020.

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