2018 in golf

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This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2018.

Men's professional golf

Major championships

World Golf Championships

FedEx Cup playoff events - see 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs

Other leading PGA Tour events

For a complete list of PGA Tour results see 2018 PGA Tour.

Leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2018 European Tour.

Team events

Tour leaders

Awards

Results from other tours

Other happenings

Women's professional golf

LPGA majors

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2018 LPGA Tour.

Additional LPGA Tour events

For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see 2018 Ladies European Tour.

Team events

Money list leaders

Awards

Other tour results

Other happenings

Senior men's professional golf

Senior majors

Charles Schwab Cup playoff events

Full results

Money list leaders

Awards

Amateur golf

Other happenings

Golf in multi-sport events

Deaths

  • 3 March – Lally Segard (born 1921), French amateur golfer who won the 1950 British Ladies Amateur.[52]
  • 9 March – Jerry Anderson (born 1955), Canadian golfer who one once on the European Tour.[53]
  • 13 March – Dave Ragan (born 1935), American golfer who won three times on the PGA Tour.[54]
  • 20 March – Bobby Mitchell (born 1943), American golfer who won twice on the PGA Tour.[55]
  • 22 March – Lyn Lott (born 1950), American golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and 1980s.[56]
  • 14 May – Doug Ford (born 1922), American golfer who won 19 times on the PGA Tour including two majors; World Golf Hall of Fame member.[57]
  • 20 May – Carol Mann (born 1941), American golfer who won 38 times on the LPGA Tour including two majors; World Golf Hall of Fame member.[58]
  • 19 June – Hubert Green (born 1946), American golfer who won 19 times on the PGA Tour including two majors; World Golf Hall of Fame member.[59]
  • 20 June – Peter Thomson (born 1929), Australian golfer who won The Open Championship five times; World Golf Hall of Fame member.[60]
  • 26 June – Phil Rodgers (born 1938), American golfer who won six times on the PGA Tour.[61]
  • 17 July – Mark Hayes (born 1949), American golfer who won three times on the PGA Tour, including the 1977 Tournament Players Championship.[62]
  • 28 July – Bruce Lietzke (born 1951), American golfer who won 13 times on the PGA Tour.[63]
  • 29 July – Ian Stanley (born 1948), Australian golfer who won 30 times worldwide.[64]
  • 8 August – Jarrod Lyle (born 1981), Australian golfer who won twice on the Nationwide Tour[65]
  • 17 August – Bunky Henry (born 1944), American golfer who won once on the PGA Tour.[66]

Table of results

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

Dates Tournament Status or tour Winner
12–14 Jan EurAsia Cup Europe v Asia
men's professional team event
Team Europe
20–23 Jan Latin America Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Chile Joaquín Niemann
1–4 Mar WGC-Mexico Championship World Golf Championships United States Phil Mickelson
21–25 Mar WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play World Golf Championships United States Bubba Watson
29 Mar – 1 Apr ANA Inspiration LPGA major Sweden Pernilla Lindberg
5–8 Apr Masters Tournament Men's major United States Patrick Reed
10–13 May The Players Championship PGA Tour United States Webb Simpson
17–20 May Regions Tradition Senior major Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
18–23 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Arizona / Jennifer Kupcho
24–27 May BMW PGA Championship European Tour Italy Francesco Molinari
24–27 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major England Paul Broadhurst
25–30 May NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Oklahoma State / Broc Everett
31 May – 3 Jun U.S. Women's Open LPGA major Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
8–10 Jun Curtis Cup Amateur women's team tournament  United States
14–17 Jun U.S. Open Men's major United States Brooks Koepka
18–23 Jun The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament South Africa Jovan Rebula
26–30 Jun British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship Amateur women's individual tournament Germany Leonie Harm
28 Jun – 1 Jul U.S. Senior Open Senior major United States David Toms
28 Jun – 1 Jul KPMG Women's PGA Championship LPGA major South Korea Park Sung-hyun
12–15 Jul Constellation Senior Players Championship Senior major Fiji Vijay Singh
19–22 Jul The Open Championship Men's major Italy Francesco Molinari
26–29 Jul The Senior Open Championship Senior major Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2–5 Aug Ricoh Women's British Open LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major England Georgia Hall
2–5 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships United States Justin Thomas
6–12 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament United States Kristen Gillman
9–12 Aug PGA Championship Men's major United States Brooks Koepka
13–19 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament Norway Viktor Hovland
23–26 Aug The Northern Trust PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Bryson DeChambeau
29 Aug – 1 Sep Espirito Santo Trophy Women's amateur team event  United States
31 Aug – 3 Sep Dell Technologies Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Bryson DeChambeau
5–8 Sep Eisenhower Trophy Men's amateur team event  Denmark
6–10 Sep BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Keegan Bradley
13–16 Sep The Evian Championship LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major United States Angela Stanford
20–23 Sep The Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff
28–30 Sep Ryder Cup European team vs. United States team
men's professional team event
4–7 Oct International Crown LPGA Tour team event
4–7 Oct Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament
19–21 Oct Dominion Charity Classic PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff
26–28 Oct PowerShares QQQ Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff
25–28 Oct WGC-HSBC Champions World Golf Championships
9–11 Nov Charles Schwab Cup Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff
15–18 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai European Tour
15–18 Nov CME Group Tour Championship LPGA Tour
22–25 Nov World Cup of Golf Men's professional team event

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  3. ^ "Francesco Molinari wins The Open for 1st career major championship". ESPN. 22 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Gittings, Paul (13 August 2018). "PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka holds off Tiger Woods to triumph". CNN. 
  5. ^ "Phil Mickelson wins playoff in Mexico, ends long drought". USA Today. Associated Press. 4 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Bubba Watson takes out Justin Thomas en route to Match Play win". ESPN. Associated Press. 26 March 2018. 
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  8. ^ "Bryson DeChambeau tops FedEx Cup standings after Northern Trust win". ESPN. Associated Press. 26 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "Bryson DeChambeau wins at Dell for 2nd straight FedEx Cup playoff victory". ESPN. Associated Press. 3 September 2018. 
  10. ^ a b "Keegan Bradley beats Justin Rose in playoff to win at Aronimink". ESPN. Associated Press. 10 September 2018. 
  11. ^ "Webb Simpson completes big win at Players Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. 14 May 2018. 
  12. ^ "Rory McIlroy falls short as Francesco Molinari clinches title at Wentworth". ESPN. PA Sport. 27 May 2018. 
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  32. ^ "David Toms sinks clutch putts to secure victory at U.S. Senior Open". ESPN. Associated Press. 1 July 2018. 
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  37. ^ "Arizona outlasts Alabama for NCAA women's golf title". ESPN. Associated Press. 23 May 2018. 
  38. ^ "Augusta golfer Broc Everett's first college victory is the NCAA title". ESPN. Associated Press. 28 May 2018. 
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  66. ^ Livsey, Laury (20 August 2018). "Tour winner Henry passes away at age 74". PGA Tour. 

External links

Men's tours' official sites

  • PGA Tour and portal to Champions and Web.com Tours
    • PGA Tour Champions
    • Web.com 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

Women's tours' official sites

  • LPGA Tour
  • Symetra Tour
  • Ladies European Tour

Rankings

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

Golf news sites

Australia based

  • iseekgolf.com

UK based

  • BBC golf coverage
  • Golftoday.co.uk
  • Golf365.com

U.S. based

  • Golf.com
  • Golf Channel
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