2017 in golf

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Years in golf

2017 in sports

This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2017.

Men's professional golf

Major championships

World Golf Championships

FedEx Cup playoff events

Other leading PGA Tour events

For a complete list of PGA Tour results see 2017 PGA Tour.

Leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2017 European Tour.

Team events

  • 28 September – 1 October: Presidents Cup – The U.S. team won, 19–11, for the seventh straight time.[16]

Tour leaders

Awards

Results from other tours

Other happenings

  • 19 February: Dustin Johnson became the number one golfer in the world.[17]
  • 14 March: The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, owners and operators of Muirfield, voted overwhelmingly to admit women to the club for the first time. The R&A responded by reinstating Muirfield as a venue for The Open Championship. The club had been removed from the rotation in 2016 after voting against admitting women.[18]
  • 8 August: The PGA of America and the PGA Tour jointly announced that beginning in 2019, the PGA Championship would move from August to May, and The Players Championship would move from May to March.[19]
  • 23 August: Augusta National Golf Club, operator of the Masters Tournament, announced that Billy Payne, who had served as club chairman since October 2006, would retire effective with the start of the club's next season on October 16. Payne's replacement is Fred Ridley, a past president of the USGA.[20]

Women's professional golf

LPGA majors

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2017 LPGA Tour.

Additional LPGA Tour events

Ladies European Tour event

For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see 2017 Ladies European Tour.

Legends Tour event

Team events

Money list leaders

Awards

Other tour results

Other happenings

Senior men's professional golf

Senior majors

Charles Schwab Cup playoff events

Full results

Money list leaders

Awards

Amateur golf

Other happenings

Golf in multi-sport events

Other headlines

  • 11 December: The USGA and R&A jointly announced two significant changes to the Rules of Golf:[52]
    • From 1 January 2018, video review protocols would be changed by means of a "Local Rule" to be followed by all major golf tours. All televised tournaments would dedicate at least one official to monitor the event's TV coverage to handle rules issues. Viewer feedback on potential rules violations would no longer be accepted, and the only acceptable source of video evidence of rules violations would be the event's broadcast partner(s).
    • Also from 1 January 2018, another Local Rule removes the 2-stroke penalty for signing an incorrect scorecard in cases when the golfer was not notified of a rules violation at the time of signing. From 1 January 2019, the penalty for signing an incorrect scorecard will be completely removed from the Rules of Golf.

Deaths

Table of results

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

Dates Tournament Status or tour Winner
2–5 Mar WGC-Mexico Championship World Golf Championships United States Dustin Johnson
22–26 Mar WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play World Golf Championships United States Dustin Johnson
30 Mar – 2 Apr ANA Inspiration LPGA major South Korea Ryu So-yeon
6–9 Apr Masters Tournament Men's major Spain Sergio García
11–14 May The Players Championship PGA Tour South Korea Kim Si-woo
18–21 May Regions Tradition Senior major Germany Bernhard Langer
19–24 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Arizona State / Monica Vaughn
25–28 May BMW PGA Championship European Tour Sweden Alex Norén
25–28 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major Germany Bernhard Langer
26–31 May NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Oklahoma / Braden Thornberry
13−17 Jun British Ladies Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament Republic of Ireland Leona Maguire
15–18 Jun U.S. Open Men's major United States Brooks Koepka
19–24 Jun The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament England Harry Ellis
29 Jun – 2 Jul U.S. Senior Open Senior major United States Kenny Perry
29 Jun – 2 Jul KPMG Women's PGA Championship LPGA major United States Danielle Kang
10–12 Jul Senior LPGA Championship Legends Tour tournament England Trish Johnson
13–16 Jul Constellation Senior Players Championship Senior major United States Scott McCarron
13–16 Jul U.S. Women's Open LPGA major South Korea Park Sung-hyun
20–23 Jul The Open Championship Men's major United States Jordan Spieth
27–30 Jul The Senior Open Championship Senior major Germany Bernhard Langer
3–6 Aug Ricoh Women's British Open LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major South Korea In-Kyung Kim
3–6 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships Japan Hideki Matsuyama
10–13 Aug PGA Championship Men's major United States Justin Thomas
7–13 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament United States Sophia Schubert
14–20 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament United States Doc Redman
18–20 Aug Solheim Cup Europe v United States
women's professional team event
 United States
24–27 Aug The Northern Trust PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Dustin Johnson
1–4 Sep Dell Technologies Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Justin Thomas
9–10 Sep Walker Cup Great Britain & Ireland v United States
men's amateur team event
 United States
14–17 Sep The Evian Championship LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Sweden Anna Nordqvist
14–17 Sep BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Australia Marc Leishman
21–24 Sep The Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Xander Schauffele
28 Sep – 1 Oct Presidents Cup International team vs. United States team
men's professional team event
United States U.S. team
20–22 Oct Dominion Charity Classic PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff Germany Bernhard Langer
26–29 Oct Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament China Lin Yuxin
26–29 Oct WGC-HSBC Champions World Golf Championships England Justin Rose
26–29 Oct PowerShares QQQ Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff Germany Bernhard Langer
9–12 Nov Charles Schwab Cup Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff United States Kevin Sutherland
16–19 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai European Tour Spain Jon Rahm
16–19 Nov CME Group Tour Championship LPGA Tour Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn

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