2004 in golf


2004 in golf

=Major championships=

*April 11 - The Masters - Phil Mickelson wins the first major of his career
*June 20 - U.S. Open - Retief Goosen wins the second major (and US Open) of his career
*July 18 - The Open Championship - Todd Hamilton wins at Royal Troon in a playoff over Ernie Els
*August 15 - PGA Championship - Vijay Singh wins in a three-hole playoff over Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard

Events

*January 11 - Mercedes Championships winner: Stuart Appleby, $1,060,000 (66-67-66-71--270)
*January 15-16 - At the age of 14, golf prodigy Michelle Wie becomes the youngest woman (and only the fourth overall) to play at a PGA Tour event, shooting 72-68 (even par) at the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in her hometown of Honolulu. She missed the cut by one stroke.
*January 18- South African Airways Open at Somerset West, South Africa winner: Trevor Immelman (71-69-69-67--276)
*January 25 - Golfer Phil Mickelson wins for the first time in 19 months, beating Skip Kendall on the first extra hole at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
*February 1 - Jonathan Kaye breaks from the pack on the final day in the FBR Open, winning by shooting five birdies in seven holes.
*February 8 - Vijay Singh claims his first victory of 2004 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
*February 15 - John Daly ends an eight-year winless drought by beating Chris Riley and Luke Donald in the Buick Invitational.
*February 22 - Mike Weir wins his second Nissan Open.
*February 29 - Tiger Woods defeats Davis Love III to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship for a record second year in a row
*February 29 - Annika Sörenstam wins her third ANZ Ladies Masters.
*March 28 - Grace Park wins the first major of the LPGA season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, by one shot over 17-year-old Aree Song. Michelle Wie finished fourth, four shots behind Park.
*March 28 - Adam Scott wins The Players Championship by one shot over Pádraig Harrington. Scott is the tournament's youngest winner ever.
*May 9 - Se Ri Pak wins the LPGA Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, qualifying her for the World Golf Hall of Fame. She will not be eligible for induction, however, until she completes her 10th year on tour in 2007.
*June 13 - Annika Sörenstam successfully defends her title in the second major of the LPGA season, the LPGA Championship.

Awards

*PGA Tour Player of the Year: Vijay Singh
*PGA Tour leading money winner: Vijay Singh wins a record $10,905,166
*PGA Tour rookie of the year: Todd Hamilton

External links

Men's tours' official sites

* [http://www.pgatour.com/ PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour]
* [http://www.europeantour.com/home/default.sps European Tour, European Seniors Tour and Challenge Tour]
* [http://jgto.org/jgto/WG01000000Init.do Japan Golf Tour (English version)]
* [http://www.asiantour.com/ast/jsp/index.jsp Asian Tour]
* [http://www.pgatour.com.au/ PGA Tour of Australasia]
* [http://www.pgatour.co.za/ Sunshine Tour]

Women's tours' official sites

* [http://www.lpga.com/ LPGA Tour]
* [http://www.futurestour.com Futures Tour]
* [http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/ Ladies European Tour]

Rankings

* [http://www.owgr.com/home/default.sps Official World Golf Rankings] - updated each Monday
* [http://www.wgwr.net/public/ Women's World Rankings] - updated each Monday
* [http://wagr.randa.org/ World Amateur Golf Rankings]

Golf news sites

Australia based
* [http://www.iseekgolf.com/index.php iseekgolf.com]

UK based
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/default.stm BBC golf coverage]
* [http://www.golftoday.co.uk Golftoday.co.uk]
* [http://www.golf365.com/Home/index.shtml Golf365.com]

U.S. based
* [http://www.golf.com/golf/ golf.com]
* [http://www.thegolfchannel.com/ The Golf Channel]


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