World Golf Championships Tickets
The World Golf Championships are a group of three annual events for male
professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours, which are official
money events on the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour.
The events that make up the World Golf Championships are the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship, WGC - CA Championship and WGC - Bridgestone Invitational (NEC Invitational prior to 2006). All three events are set to take place in the US over the next few years. Experience professional golf live and order your World Golf Championships Tickets online today!
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The three World Golf Championships events all began in 1999, although the Bridgestone Invitational is the direct successor of the World Series of Golf, which began in 1976. The objective was to create a larger group of golf tournaments with a high global profile by bringing the leading golfers from different tours together on a more regular basis, rather than just for the major championships. At the time the publicity spoke of a "World Tour" which might develop on the basis of the World Championships and the majors. That concept seems to have been dropped, but the three events usually attract entries from almost all of the elite players who are eligible to compete and they rank among the most prestigious and high profile events outside of the majors. The prize money on offer is very close to being the highest for any professional golf tournament. Winners generally receive 35 to 39 Official World Golf Ranking Points, the most awarded for any tournament apart from the major championships, which carry 50 points, and The Players Championship, which is allocated 40. Tiger Woods has dominated these tournaments, winning 12 of the first 23 events.
From 2000 to 2006 the men's golf World Cup, a tournament for teams of two players representing their country was part of the World Golf Championships. From 2007 it is no longer part of the World Golf Championships, but it is still played, and is currently known as the Mission Hills World Cup. From 2000 to 2006 most years two or three of the four events were staged in the United States and one or two were staged elsewhere. From 2007 all three events are contracted to be played in the United States for a number of years. Several leading figures in professional golf including PGA Tour Commissioner Tom Finchem have stated that they would like to add a new WGC individual event in China, which will start in 2008 at the earliest, and more likely in 2009.