PGA Tour

Take a look at the overview of the PGA Tour, a golf-playing sports sponsor and the sole organizers of major golf leagues across Europe especially in America.

As earlier mentioned, they are the organizers of the main professional golf tournaments played by men in the United States and North America.

PGA Tour

History

The group started in 1929 and at various times of the organization, the tournament players had attempted to operate independently from the club professionals. With an increase of revenue in the late 1960s due to expanded television coverage, a dispute arose between the touring professionals and PGA of America on how to distribute the gains.

Tours operated by the PGA Tour

They do not run any of the four major championships (Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, The Open), or the Ryder Cup. They however run the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship and co-organize the Ryder Cup with Ryder Cup Europe, a company controlled by the PGA European group.

Additionally, the PGA is not involved with the women’s golf tours in the U.S., which are mostly controlled by the LPGA. The group is also not the governing body for the game of golf in the United States; this, instead, is the role of the United States Golf Association (USGA), which organizes the U.S. Open.

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However, they organize are the remaining 43 (in 2009) week-to-week events, including The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup events, as well as the biennial Presidents Cup. It also runs the main tournaments on five other tours.

Currently, the group runs six individual leagues upstate and we are about to look at that now.

1. PGA Tour, the top tour

2. PGA Tour Champions, for golfers age 50 and over

3. Korn Ferry Tour, a US developmental

4. PGA Tour Latinoamérica

5. PGA Tour Canada

6. PGA Tour China

Currently, the group is able to organize leagues under budgets of up to a whopping $7 million as payments for participants.