2008 in golf

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This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2008.

Men's professional golf

Major championships

FedEx Cup playoff events - see 2008 FedEx Cup Playoffs

Other leading PGA Tour events

For a complete list of PGA Tour results see PGA Tour.

Other leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2008 European Tour.

Team events

  • 18–21 September: Ryder Cup - Team USA regains the trophy with a 16½–11½ win over Team Europe.

Tour leaders


Other tour results

Other happenings

  • 18 June – Tiger Woods announced he will miss the remainder of the 2008 season to recover from reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament surgery on his left knee.
  • 21 November – Jason Hak, an amateur from Hong Kong, became the youngest player ever to make the cut in a European Tour event, at 14 years and 304 days at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

Women's professional golf

LPGA majors

Ladies European Tour major (in addition to the Women's British Open)

For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see Ladies European Tour.

Additional LPGA Tour events

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2008 LPGA Tour.

Team events

Money list leaders


Other happenings

Senior men's professional golf

Senior majors

Full results

Money list leaders

Amateur golf

Other happenings

World Golf Hall of Fame inductees


Broadcaster Kelly Tilghman was suspended from The Golf Channel for two weeks in January after discussing Tiger Woods's dominance on the PGA Tour and saying that young players should "lynch him in a back alley." The comment came during the final round of the Mercedes-Benz Championship.[1]

Table of results

This table summarises all the results referred to above in date order.

Dates Tournament Status or tour Winner
18–20 Jan Women's World Cup of Golf Professional world team championship  Philippines
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship World Golf Championships United States Tiger Woods
20–23 Mar WGC-CA Championship World Golf Championships Australia Geoff Ogilvy
3–6 Apr Kraft Nabisco Championship LPGA major Mexico Lorena Ochoa
10–13 Apr The Masters Men's major South Africa Trevor Immelman
8–11 May The Players Championship PGA Tour Spain Sergio García
20–23 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Southern Cal. / Azahara Muñoz
22–25 May BMW PGA Championship European Tour Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
22–25 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major United States Jay Haas
28–31 May NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship UCLA / Kevin Chappell
30 May – 1 Jun Curtis Cup Great Britain v. United States
Women's amateur team event
 United States
5–8 Jun LPGA Championship LPGA major

Taiwan Yani Tseng

12–15 Jun U.S. Open Men's major United States Tiger Woods
16–21 Jun The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Netherlands Reinier Saxton
26–29 Jun U.S. Women's Open LPGA major South Korea Inbee Park
17–20 Jul The Open Championship Men's major Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
24–27 Jul Evian Masters Ladies European Tour major and
LPGA Tour regular event
Sweden Helen Alfredsson
24–27 Jul Senior British Open Senior major United States Bruce Vaughan
31 Jul – 3 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships Fiji Vijay Singh
31 Jul – 3 Aug Women's British Open LPGA and Ladies European Tour major South Korea Jiyai Shin
31 Jul – 3 Aug U.S. Senior Open Senior major Argentina Eduardo Romero
4–10 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament United States Amanda Blumenherst
7–10 Aug PGA Championship Men's major Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
14–17 Aug JELD-WEN Tradition Senior major United States Fred Funk
18–24 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament New Zealand Danny Lee
21–24 Aug The Barclays PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Fiji Vijay Singh
28 Aug – 1 Sep Deutsche Bank Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Fiji Vijay Singh
4–7 Sep BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Colombia Camilo Villegas
18–21 Sep Ryder Cup Europe v United States
men's professional team event
 Team USA
25–28 Sep The Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Colombia Camilo Villegas
2–5 Oct Samsung World Championship LPGA Tour United States Paula Creamer
9–12 Oct Senior Players Championship Senior major United States D. A. Weibring
30 Oct – 2 Nov Volvo Masters European Tour Denmark Søren Kjeldsen
20–23 Nov LPGA Playoffs at The ADT LPGA Tour South Korea Jiyai Shin
28–30 Nov Lexus Cup Asia v International
Women's professional team event
Team International

The following biennial events will next be played in 2009: Presidents Cup, Seve Trophy, Solheim Cup, Walker Cup.


  1. Sirak, Ron (2008-01-14). "Can Golf Channel announcer suspended 2 weeks for 'lynch' Tiger comment". ESPN. Archived from the original on 21 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-20. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Men's tours' official sites

Women's tours' official sites


Golf news sites

Australia based

UK based

U.S. based