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2014 In Golf

This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2014.

Men's professional golf

Major championships

  • 10–13 April: Masters TournamentBubba Watson won by three strokes to claim his second Masters championship.
  • 12–15 June: U.S. OpenMartin Kaymer won by eight strokes, becoming the first German player to win the U.S. Open, and the first player to win the Players Championship and the U.S. Open in the same year. This was his second major victory.
  • 17–20 July: The Open ChampionshipRory McIlroy won by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio García. It was his third career major championship, and his first Open Championship. With the win, he became the fourth player ever of 25 years old or under to have won at least three majors.
  • 7–10 August: PGA ChampionshipRory McIlroy won by one stroke over Phil Mickelson. It was his fourth career major and his second PGA Championship. It was also his third win in three starts, dating back to the Open Championship three weeks earlier.

World Golf Championships

FedEx Cup playoff events - see 2014 FedEx Cup Playoffs

Other leading PGA Tour events

For a complete list of PGA Tour results see 2014 PGA Tour.

Leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2014 European Tour.

Team events

  • 28–30 March: EurAsia Cup – The first EurAsia Cup ended in a 10–10 tie with the European and Asian teams sharing the Cup.
  • 26–28 September: Ryder CupTeam Europe defeated Team USA by a score of 16½ – 11½. It was the third consecutive Ryder Cup victory for Europe, and also Europe's fifth consecutive home victory in the Ryder Cup.

Tour leaders


Results from other tours

Other happenings

Women's professional golf

LPGA majors

Additional LPGA Tour events

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2014 LPGA Tour.
For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see 2014 Ladies European Tour.

Team events

  • 24–27 July: International Crown – Spain swept all four of its singles matches and won with 15 points, four points better than Sweden.

Money list leaders


Other tour results

Other happenings

Senior men's professional golf

Senior majors

Full results

Money list leaders


Other happenings

Amateur golf

Other happenings

  • 22 January – Augusta National Golf Club, The R&A, and the USGA jointly announced the creation of a new major men's amateur tournament, the Latin America Amateur Championship. The tournament, set to hold its first edition in January 2015, will be open to amateurs from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The winner will receive invitations to the Masters, The Amateur Championship, the U.S. Amateur, and any other USGA event for which he is eligible apart from the U.S. Open. In addition, the winner and runner-up will receive automatic entry to final qualifying for the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.[9]

World Golf Hall of Fame inductees

Changes to the induction process were announced in March 2014.[10][11] The following individuals were announced as new inductees on 15 October 2014, with induction occurring on 13 July 2015 in conjunction with the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews:[12]


Table of results

This table summarizes all the results referred to above in date order.

Dates Tournament Status or tour Winner
19–23 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship World Golf Championships Jason Day
6–9 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship World Golf Championships Patrick Reed
28–30 Mar EurAsia Cup Europe v Asia
men's professional team event
3–6 Apr Kraft Nabisco Championship LPGA major Lexi Thompson
10–13 Apr Masters Tournament Men's major Bubba Watson
8–11 May The Players Championship PGA Tour Martin Kaymer
15–18 May Regions Tradition Senior major Kenny Perry
20–23 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Duke / Doris Chen
22–25 May BMW PGA Championship European Tour Rory McIlroy
22–25 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major Colin Montgomerie
23–28 May NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Alabama / Cameron Wilson
6–8 Jun Curtis Cup Amateur women's team tournament  United States
12–15 Jun U.S. Open Men's major Martin Kaymer
16–21 Jun The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Bradley Neil
19–22 Jun U.S. Women's Open LPGA major Michelle Wie
24–28 Jun British Ladies Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament Emily Pedersen
26–29 Jun Constellation Senior Players Championship Senior major Bernhard Langer
10–13 Jul U.S. Senior Open Senior major Colin Montgomerie
10–13 Jul Ricoh Women's British Open LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Mo Martin
17–20 Jul The Open Championship Men's major Rory McIlroy
24–27 Jul International Crown LPGA Tour team event  Spain
24–27 Jul The Senior Open Championship Senior major Bernhard Langer
31 Jul – 3 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships Rory McIlroy
4–10 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament Kristen Gillman
7–10 Aug PGA Championship Men's major Rory McIlroy
14–17 Aug Wegmans LPGA Championship LPGA major Inbee Park
11–17 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament Gunn Yang
21–24 Aug The Barclays PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Hunter Mahan
29 Aug – 1 Sep Deutsche Bank Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Chris Kirk
3–6 Sep Espirito Santo Trophy Women's amateur team event  Australia
4–7 Sep BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Billy Horschel
10–13 Sep Eisenhower Trophy Men's amateur team event  United States
11–14 Sep The Evian Championship LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Kim Hyo-joo
11–14 Sep The Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Billy Horschel
26–28 Sep Ryder Cup United States v. Europe
men's professional team event
Team Europe
21–26 Oct Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Antonio Murdaca
6–9 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions World Golf Championships Bubba Watson
20–23 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai European Tour Henrik Stenson
20–23 Nov CME Group Tour Championship LPGA Tour Lydia Ko

The following biennial events will next be played in 2015: Solheim Cup, Walker Cup, Presidents Cup, Seve Trophy, World Cup.


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External links

Men's tours' official sites

  • PGA Tour and portal to Champions and Tours
    • Champions Tour
    • Tour
  • European Tour and portal to European Senior and Challenge Tours
    • European Senior Tour
    • Challenge Tour
  • Japan Golf Tour
  • Asian Tour
  • PGA Tour of Australasia
  • Sunshine Tour
  • OneAsia Tour

Women's tours' official sites

  • LPGA Tour
  • Symetra Tour
  • Ladies European Tour


  • Official World Golf Ranking – updated each Monday
  • Women's World Rankings – updated each Monday
  • World Amateur Golf Rankings – updated each Wednesday

Golf news sites

Australia based


UK based

  • BBC golf coverage
  • Guardian golf coverage

U.S. based

  • The Golf Channel
  • ESPN
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