Who’S Winning Golf Tournament? [Updated!]

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It’s that time of the year again. The PGA Tour is in full swing, with the season now in full swing as well. With the Masters approaching, the game’s biggest events are in full swing. While much of the attention this year has been on Tiger Woods and his quest to return to the top of his game, it has largely been Phil Mickelson and his quest to win his first major championship in six years. As a result, golf fans are wondering: Who’s winning the golf tournament this year?

The Past And Present Of Winning Golf Tournaments

When it comes to the Masters, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it’s been a very good year for American golfers. In fact, 2019 has been such a good year for the States, it’s even managed to surpass the record-breaking years of 2018 and 2017 in several areas. For example, the U.S. Open and PGA championships have been very competitive this year, which means more opportunity for Americans on the big stage. Additionally, American golfers have dominated the top of the leaderboards this year, with Tiger Woods leading the way. In fact, Woods and Mickelson have been the only two Americans in the top three of the leaderboard all year long. Here’s a look at how the last six years have been for American golf:

Winning The PGA Championship

No American has won the PGA Championship in six years, a fact that speaks to just how good Mickelson and Woods have been over the last few seasons. However, Woods’ injury concerns and subsequent withdrawal from the tournament last year means that Mickelson has renewed his focus on winning the 2019 PGA Championship. Despite missing the cut on the back nine at the Masters, Mickelson was still able to win this year’s tournament with a very good final round. It was his first PGA Championship win since 2013, and his third win overall on the 2019 PGA Tour.

Tiger’s Comeback And The 2019 U.S. Open

The last few years have not been kind to Tiger Woods. He hasn’t won a major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open, and he hasn’t been in the top three of either tournament in over a year. However, Woods’ win at the Masters this year was widely considered to be one of his better performances in recent years, especially in light of his struggles with injuries. The next tournament on the PGA Tour was also won by Woods, which was the U.S. Open. And although he missed the cut at the Open, Woods still finished in fourth place. He was able to secure his 14th major championship with a tie for third place at the PGA Championship. With the comeback of Tiger Woods, it’s certainly been an interesting year for American golf.

Masters Record-Breaking Year

This year was easily the best year for American golf in a long time. Not only did the PGA Tour have its best year ever, but the Masters had its best attendance in history and its highest TV ratings since the 2004 edition. It’s been a while since the Masters was considered this competitive of a tournament, and it’s safe to say that 2019 was a return to form for the oldest tournament in professional golf. The best news is that 2020 looks to continue this trend as we’ve already seen with the 2019 U.S. Open, where we knew that Woods would be returning from injury, and the 2020 PGA Championship, where we know Woods will be back as well.

The 2019 U.S. Open Was The Best Yet

What happened this year was just incredible. The U.S. Open was won by American Brooks Koepka, who became the first player in 37 years to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year. It was also the first U.S. Open win for Koepka on foreign soil, as he defeated American Rickie Fowler in the final. This was also the first U.S. Open since Tiger Woods won the event in 2018, which means that in the last two years, the U.S. Open has been won by either Woods or a member of the Koepka family. It was also the best U.S. Open yet in terms of prize money, with a total of $15 million on offer. The next edition of the U.S. Open is in 2022, and it promises to be even more exciting.

Record-breaking Attendance At The Masters

It’s been a while since the Masters was considered a major championship, and although much of the focus this year has been on Woods and his struggle to return to the top of his game, the tournament has still attracted some of the biggest names in golf. In fact, the 2019 Masters was the largest crowd in the history of the event, with an estimated 500,000 people in attendance. It was also the highest-attended Masters in terms of dollars, with $15 million on offer this year. And with the increased interest in the game and the excitement of the tournament, it’s certain that 2020 will continue this trend and perhaps even surpass it.

And The Future?

It wouldn’t be a review of the last six years of golf if we didn’t mention the future of the game. With the next edition of the Masters set to take place in April 2020, it will be interesting to see how Woods and the rest of the American golfers perform given the circumstances. Although 2019 was a great year for American golf, with plenty of opportunity for those in the country, it’s also set to be more competitive, with everyone from Tiger Woods to Bryson DeChambeau trying to regain their spots as the game’s best. With the U.S. Open set for early June and the PGA Championship a month later, it will be interesting to see how the next few months play out. It’s been a while since the U.S. Open and PGA Championship were considered two of the most competitive tournaments of the year, and with Woods expected to be back in competitive form and looking to rebound from a slow start to the year, it will be interesting to see how he performs in the latter half of the year.

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