Now that the disruption of 2020 is in our rearview mirror, we hope that the golf calendar runs according to plan this year. While three majors went ahead last year, Shane Lowry didn’t get a chance to defend his Open crown. This article details your golf majors 2021 schedule, letting you plan your days off in advance.
Golf Majors 2021 Details
The first stop on the calendar is the US Masters. The tournament teed off in 1934 at Augusta National and has been played at the venue ever since. Except for three years during world war 2, when the major didn’t go ahead.
The first round tees of on Thursday and concludes on Sunday. However, if you are a golf fanatic, you can catch the Pro’s doing battle in the famous Par 3 Challenge on Wednesday.
Dates: Thursday, April 8 – Sunday, April 11.
Venue: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA.
Length: 7,768 yd
Most US Masters Wins: Jack Niklaus (6)
Record Tournament Score To Par (72 Holes): Dustin Johnson (-20) (2020)
Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson (2020)
Winners Purse: $2,070,000
US PGA Championship
Up until 2019, this was the major which rounded out the year. These days it is the second stop on our golf majors schedule. The PGA Championship started back in 1916 and survived both World War 1 and 2. Every year the event is hosted at a different course, never allowing the Pros to get comfortable.
2021 PGA Championship venue has more oceanside holes than any golf course in the Northern hemisphere. As a result, players will need to keep the ball low in intense winds.
Dates: Thursday, May 20 – Sunday, May 23.
Venue: Kiawah Island (Ocean Course), Kiawah, SC.
Length: 7,356 yd
Most PGA Championship Wins: Walter Hagen and Jack Niklaus (6)
Record Tournament Score To Par (72 Holes): Jason Day (-20) (2015)
Defending Champion: Collin Morikawa (2020)
Winners Purse: $1,980,000
The final major of 2021 on American soil is the US Open. The tournament is another major that is hosted at a different course every year. The US Open is the second oldest major on the calendar, founded in 1895.
According to statistics, it is golf’s most challenging major. The average winning score at US Open’s is -4.11, while the average cut sits at +6.33.
Dates: Thursday, June 17 – Sunday, June 20.
Venue: Torrey Pines (South Course), San Diego, CA.
Length: 7,707 yd
Most US Open Wins: Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, and Jack Niklaus (4)
Record Tournament Score To Par (72 Holes): Rory McIlroy (2011) and Brooks Koepka (2017) (-16)
Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau (2020)
Winners Purse: $2,250,000
The Open Championship
The oldest major tournament in golf is The Open, and it is the final big one for 2021. It was first played in 1860, on the Old Tom Morris designed Prestwick Golf Club. The course only had 12 holes, and eight professionals vied for the honor of winning the inaugural event.
Sadly, the 2020 edition of the Open did not proceed due to COVID-19, but Royal St George’s will have another chance to host in 2021. It seems like an age ago that Shane Lowry lifted the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush, and while he could not defend his crown last year, he will have the honor in July.
The team at Royal St George’s have lengthened the course and reduced the par from 71 to 70, setting the scene for an epic tournament.
Dates: Thursday, July 15 – Sunday, July 18.
Venue: Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Kent, England.
Length: 7,204 yd
Most British Open Wins: Harry Vardon (6)
Record Tournament Score (72 Holes): Henrik Stenson (-20) (2016)
Defending Champion: Shane Lowry (2019)
Winners Purse: $1,935,000
Final Thoughts On Golf Majors 2021
Hopefully, we fans will be allowed to participate in the Golf Majors 2021. With so many challenging layouts and world-class players, who do you think will win each major this year?