Golf is more than just a way to relax (or to brew frustration). It is a major sport that millions of men and women of every age wish they could turn into a career instead of a Saturday afternoon getaway. Those amateurs wish they could be the ones with corporate sponsorship (car companies, watches, and free gear) and the player people are hoping to see from the behind the rope when they have golf tickets for tourney play.
The major professional organization for the game is the Professional Golfers Association, which organizes tourneys in the United States, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Asia. The PGA has organized both stroke and match play and has these tournaments scheduled from the early spring months to late fall with events nearly every weekend. Golf tickets are most popular for the major tournaments, the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open Championship, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship (some of which change golf courses every year). These major opens draw the biggest names in the revered sport – Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, and Phil Mickelson. These players are taking the course to join the ranks of the legends, including Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan.