The PGA Tour is golf's premier professional circuit, running events almost every week in the USA, the Caribbean and, increasingly, other parts of the world as well. Marquee events like the Players Championship, the Memorial and the Phoenix Open attract the finest players and huge galleries, making PGA Golf tickets a superb experience for all true golf fans.
The PGA Tour: Some background information
The PGA (Professional Golf Association) was founded in 1929. As the game of golf expanded in the USA, demand grew for pro tournaments to be staged, and the PGA coordinated events across the nation, creating a schedule that ran throughout the year.
However, the current PGA Tour is an offshoot from the PGA, not part of the organisation. That's because the PGA broke apart in 1968, with tour professionals forming their own organisation. This rebel group now arranges PGA Tour events, not the original PGA.
These days, the PGA Tour runs a series of professional tournaments, but not every tournament on the golfing calendar. For example, it doesn't run any of the majors or the Ryder Cup. This still leaves plenty of prestigious events where pros compete week in, week out for vast price purses and ranking points.
PGA Golf tickets aren't limited to the main US tour. Golf fans can also watch tournaments in Canada and China on specialist sub-tours, the PGA Champions Tour includes senior golfers, while the Web.com tour is a qualifying stage for up and coming professionals to gain access to the main tour.
All of this means that there's no shortage of golfing events to attend, wherever you happen to be.
Great occasions on the PGA Tour calendar
The PGA Tour runs events that are famous across the world, on some of the game's toughest courses and in some stunning locations.
For example, there's the Players Championship. Often called the "fifth Major", the Players takes place at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida, and features the iconic island green on the 17th hole - where great players regularly suffer embarrassment.
Then there's the Memorial. Organised by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, the Memorial is played at Muirfield Village, Ohio, and funnels millions of dollars to children's hospitals every year.
Another highlight of the PGA Tour season is the Tour Championship. Traditionally a grand finale to the season, the Championship only features the tour's top 30 ranked players. It's also the conclusion of a newer innovation: the Fedex Cup. Played over four tournaments preceding the Tour Championship, there's no bigger prize in golf.