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2024 men’s major championship venues including Valhalla, Pinehurst

2024 Masters

The year 2023 was an interesting one for the men’s golf majors with two of the four won by golfers claiming their first major championships.

At the Masters, Jon Rahm outdueled Brooks Koepka at Augusta National for his second major win and first green jacket.

Then, Koepka got his revenge and took home the trophy at Oak Hill for his third Wanamaker trophy and fifth major.

A month later, Wyndham Clark earned his first major after he outlasted Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler at Los Angles Country Club to win the U.S. Open.

And, finally, Brian Harman dominated Royal Liverpool for his first major title and earned himself the title of Champion Golfer of the Year.

As we move on from 2023, here’s a look at all four venues that will host men’s major championships in 2024.

Scottie Scheffler holds up his trophy at the green jacket ceremony after winning the 2024 Masters Tournament. (Photo: Adam Cairns-USA TODAY Network)

2014 PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. (Photo: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports)

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Course: Valhalla Golf Club

Dates: May 16-19, 2024

Defending champion: Brooks Koepka

Last PGA champion at Valhalla: Rory McIlroy (2014)

Ranked T-65 on Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses 2023.

Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina (Courtesy of Pinehurst Resort)

Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina

Course: Pinehurst No. 2

Dates: June 13-16, 2024

Defending champion: Wyndham Clark

Last U.S. Open champion at Pinehurst No. 2: Martin Kaymer (2014)

Ranked 17th on Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses 2023.

The 123 yard par 3, 8th hole named the 'Postage Stamp' at Royal Troon.

The 123 yard par 3, 8th hole named the ‘Postage Stamp’ at Royal Troon.

The greatest of all time.

It’s a title that’s become common in conversations about sports and gets thrown around far too casually in some regards these days. In golf, it’s reserved for two people: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Both are legends of the game, but who deserves the greatest title? The merits of both are often debated on 19th holes around the country, with the younger players usually siding with Tiger, and vice-versa for Jack. It’s difficult to compare players across eras, and when you look at the numbers, an argument can be made for each, although Jack leads in the major category, 18 to 15.


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