Professional Golf

Written by Seth Cotterell
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Professional golf is one of the most competitive, highly watched sporting organizations in the world. People across America and around the globe sit glued to their televisions during the big matches in order to watch their favorite golfer try to win the big money and the big trophy.

Professional golf got its start in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The United States Golf Association, the ruling body of American golf, was founded in 1894. Twenty two years later, in 1916, the PGA, Professional Golfers Association was established.

Professional golf has enjoyed a long and illustrious presence in the United States and abroad. Some of the most watched tournaments, and those supported by the PGA, are the Masters, United States Open, British Open, and the Canadian Open. Women's professional golf is also very prestigious and extremely popular, run under the direction of the Ladies' Professional Golfers Association, or LPGA.

Some Big Names in Professional Golf

Some of the most widely recognized names in all of sports are those of professional golfers. Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, and Lee Trevino are some of the big names in pro golf. I have a very good friend whose middle name is Palmer, as a tribute to the great Arnold Palmer and as a testament to the family's love of the game.

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