The 2022 PGA Tour won’t lack exciting tournaments for us to watch and enjoy, but while there will be plenty of golf events to look out for, it’s the major events that get everyone talking. Here is a list of all 2022 PGA Tour Majors you should put in your calendar.
The Masters Tournament, April 7-10.
After a Super Season which saw six major championships contested during the 2020-2021 season, The Masters Tournament will resume its position as the opening major event on the PGA and European Tours, taking place at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, and is the only major to return to the same venue every year.
This will be the 86th edition of the tournament that was founded by Bobby Jones and first contested in 1934, with Horton Smith winning the first of his two titles.
Augusta National has been stretched to a distance of 7,475 yards and plays to a par 72, with Dustin Johnson holding the tournament record with a 20 under par score of 268.
Although that number is official, it came in the 2020 Masters, which was played in November instead of the traditional April date, and the course didn’t offer the same scoring challenges as it does in the spring.
Golf course architect Alister MacKenzie, along with Jones, designed the layout that originally measured 6,800 yards and is known for its challenging putting surfaces, which have numerous undulations and are very quick, especially on the final two days of the tournament.
The field is limited to between 90 and 100 players, and there is a 36 hole cut, with the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) receiving invitations as well as others that meet the qualifying criteria.
The PGA Championship, May 19-22
The last time the PGA Championship was played at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club was in August of 2007 when temperatures were in the mid-’90s, and Tiger Woods picked up his second consecutive and fourth PGA title along with the 13th of his 15 major championships.
Since 2019, the event has been played in May and, as a result, hasn’t seen the kind of heat that plagued it in 2007.
Southern Hills will be hosting its fifth PGA Championship since 1970, which will be the 104th in history, and the course has also hosted three U.S. Open Championships.
Southern Hills is a 7,481-yard layout and plays to a par 71 over gently rolling terrain with Bermuda grass fairways and greens.
Nick Price has the low score on the course for the PGA Championship when he posted 11 under par in winning his second title in the tournament.
The U.S. Open, June 16-19
The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, will be hosting its fourth U.S. Open Championship and first since 1988 when Curtis Strange defeated Nick Faldo in a Monday playoff to collect the first of his two consecutive U.S. Open titles.
The course was also the site of Francis Ouimet’s historic victory in 2013 when the 20 year old local became the first amateur to win the U.S. Open by defeating Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff.
For the U.S. Open, the USGA utilizes a composite layout from the Country Club’s 27 holes, and this year’s version will be unlike what has been used in the past. It will play to a par 70 and measures 7,264 yards with Bent grass fairways and greens.
The Open Championship, July 14-17
The oldest golf tournament in the world returns to its roots for the 150th Open Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. The links layout that runs along St. Andrews Bay has seven holes that run out from the clubhouse and four that form a loop that positions the players for the seven holes that run back to start.
The 7,385-yard course plays to a par 72 and utilizes 11 greens, with only the first, ninth, 17th, and 18th holes having their own putting surfaces. It will be the 30th time the Old Course has hosted The Open Championship, and it is also the home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, who, along with the USGA, oversees the Rules of Golf.