2014 in golf

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

Men's professional golf[edit]

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

Awards

Results from other tours

Other happenings

Women's professional golf[edit]

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

Awards

Other tour results

Other happenings

Senior men's professional golf[edit]

Senior majors

Full results

Money list leaders

Awards

Other happenings

Amateur golf[edit]

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[edit]

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]

Deaths[edit]

Table of results[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caddie Ian MacGregor dies after suffering a heart attack during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open". Golf.com. Associated Press. 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jimenez Rewrites History on Home Soil" (Press release). PGA European Tour. 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Race is On! LPGA Launches Inaugural "Race to the CME Globe"" (Press release). LPGA. 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "PGA of America, LPGA, KPMG join forces for KPMG Women's PGA Championship" (Press release). PGA of America. 29 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hyo-Joo Kim shoots record 61". ESPN. 11 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "All Nippon Airways (ANA) Takes Flight as Title Sponsor of LPGA's "ANA Inspiration"" (Press release). LPGA. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Zenor, John (18 May 2014). "Kenny Perry wins Regions Tradition by a stroke". Yahoo! News. Associated Press. 
  8. ^ "Kevin Sutherland sinks 12 birdies". ESPN. Associated Press. 16 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Harig, Bob (22 January 2014). "Masters, Latin America team up". ESPN. 
  10. ^ "World Golf Hall of Fame announces changes to enshrinement process". PGA Tour. 23 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Criteria & Process". World Golf Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "World Golf Hall of Fame Welcomes Davies, Graham, O'Meara and Tillinghast as the Class of 2015" (Press release). World Golf Hall of Fame. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Men's tours' official sites[edit]

Women's tours' official sites[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Golf news sites[edit]

Australia based

UK based

U.S. based