The Open – Royal St. George’s
Held since 1860 in the United Kingdom, and the only major held outside the United States, The Open is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf and the Claret Jug is one of the most iconic trophies in world sport. Past winners include early greats such as Henry Cotton and Walter Hagen, legends like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros, and the modern trailblazers such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, all of whom have tackled the merciless test of links golf at The Open.
The 64th BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the flagship of the European Tour with a purse of $7 million, will be the first Rolex Series event of the new season. 2017 winner Alex Noren, entered Sunday seven shots off the lead, but eight birdies in his first 16 holes had him in a tie for top spot before he produced one of the great PGA moments with an eagle on Wentworth Club’s famous 18th that put him clear of the chasing pack. He joins an illustrious list of previous winners including Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie. Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros.