When you think of the word “Major”, most people refer to The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. But did you know that there is no governing body in the world of golf that determines what is, or isn’t a Major Championship?
In fact, the media and only the media determines which tournaments qualify as a Major in their eyes.
When Tiger Woods secured the win in 2013 at THE PLAYERS, it would have brought him that much closer to breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 Major Championships. With all the talk of Woods being past his prime, shouldn’t winning a challenging tournament with the largest purse in the US and one of the most infamous holes in all of golf, count towards being a Major?
While it should, it won’t be any time soon. Because the very concept of a “Major Championship victory” is all in hindsight.Read More