Major Undertaking

Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is the home of the Masters, the first of the four major championships in men’s professional golf. Photo courtesy of David Cannon/Getty Images
Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is the home of the Masters, the first of the four major championships in men’s professional golf. Photo courtesy of David Cannon/Getty Images

By Vanessa Hughes

The four major men’s tournaments in golf all take different approaches to event management with the common goal of setting high standards. For professional golfers, the four major championships played at renowned courses across the globe are the marquee events on the PGA Tour schedule. Each of the events—the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship—is staged by a different organization with different philosophies about when the events should (or should not, in the case of the Masters) rotate courses. But they do have at least one thing in common: Event organizers must prepare each years in advance.

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