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Can anyone stop Scottie? Your updated 2024 Golf Majors Guide

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We run through all the golf majors action for 2024: Dates, courses and defending champs.

When it comes to professional golf these days, there’s more drama away from the course than on it.

The whole PGA-LIV thing has been an unavoidable talking point, as evidenced in Netflix‘s Full Swing docu-series. And if it was the elephant in the room during tournaments in 2023, it’s now the Antarctic blue whale in the room.

But while the future of professional golf is still somewhat up in the air, negotiations surrounding the huge PGA and LIV merger remain on going.

What’s a certainty, though is that the golf majors in 2024 will be must-see; in fact, there are no less than five unmissable tournaments to look forward to.

So with another year of top shelf golf majors on our doorstep, here’s everything you need to know about the sport’s biggest events for 2024.

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Golf majors 2024: Calendar, key details, results

As usual, the lead up to golf’s majors includes the PGA Tour’s ‘unofficial fifth major’, The Players. And given the prize money and prestige, it’s worth including, as we run through the biggest golfing events on the calendar.

*The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass: March 14-17 | DONE

*The unofficial fifth major

The Masters, Augusta National Golf Club: April 8-14 | DONE

The PGA Championship, Valhalla Golf Club: May 13-19

US Open, Pinehurst Resort (No. 2): June 10-16

British Open, Royal Troon Golf Club: July 15-21

How to watch every golf major

Wondering how to watch the golf major in 2024?

The Players Championship and all four golf majors are available to watch and stream live via Foxtel and Kayo.

2024 Golf Majors winners

The Players Championship: Scottie Scheffler

The American world number one can do no wrong. He’s become the first golfer in the history of the tournament, which was founded in 1974, to go back-to-back; Scheffler defends in the tournament’s 50-year anniversary.

He pulled together an immaculate weekend, finishing 20-under par, to storm into contention and see off Open Championship winner Brian Harman, US Open winner Wyndham Clark and Xander Schauffele, who all finished one stroke back.

The Masters: Scottie Scheffler

He’s done it again. After breaking through for his first green jacket – and major – in 2022 at Augusta National, he’s reclaimed his status as the modern Masters king.

Scheffler becomes the fourth-youngest multi-Masters winner, at just 27, after showing unrelenting poise and composure on the final round, as his rivals all blinked.

Scottie is the undisputed best in the world right now, and nearly untouchable.

Who are the defending champs for each of the golf majors?

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Scottie Scheffler – The Players, 2023

Taking home a cool $25 million at TPC Sawgrass in 2023 was American Scottie Scheffler, who finished with an impressive 17-under.

Again, this not considered one of the four golf majors, but it has one of the largest purses and is considered an important event on the tour.

Jon Rahm – The Masters, 2023

Brooks Koepka’s horror final round at Augusta cost the American a ‘green jacket’ with Spaniard Jon Rahm flying home to a four shot victory.

Claiming just his second golf major title, Rahm is one of the world’s top golfers. Sadly, over the off-season, it was announced he’d made the decision to defect to LIV Golf.

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Brooks Koepka – PGA Championship, 2023

After ‘choking’ at The Masters a month earlier, Koepka bounced back to claim his third PGA Championship in six years.

The LIV golfer had an incredible 2023, and will be a serious contender to take out more golf majors this year.

Wyndham Clark – U.S Open, 2023

Clark introduced his name to the world in June 2023 after beating superstar Rory McIlroy by a shot in at Los Angeles Country Club.

Rueing missed opportunities, McIlroy shot an even round on the final day along with Clark despite equal leader at the end of day three, Rickie Fowler – who featured in Netflix’s first live event ‘The Netflix Cup‘ – shooting five-over.

Brian Harman – British Open, 2023

It was a dominant display by Harman in Liverpool back in July, 2023 with the American winning The Open Championship by six-shots.

Previously, Harman’s closest golf major victory was coming runner-up at the US Open in 2017, outside of that it was a T-13 at the PGA Championship and T-12 at Augusta.

Which of the four golf majors are LIV players eligible for?

All four.

Despite concerns and confusion around whether golfers that had defected to the LIV tour could still play in the majors, they have been and are able to.

The PGA of America had updated and announced its eligibility requirements for the 2023 PGA Championship, which was the final piece of the golf majors jigsaw puzzle. Ironically, a LIV player ended up claiming the title — Brooks Koepka.

Previously, the championship’s bylaws ‘required players to be PGA of America members in order to play in the PGA Championship, gained through their membership on the PGA Tour.’

As for exactly how all the rules now shake out after the dust starts settling on this huge merger news, we shall have to wait and see. Earlier in 2023, LIV golfers were banned from the PGA Tour

However because the golf majors are run by various associations, the rules and laws are slightly different for each of them, allowing for them to play.

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