2020 in golf

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Years in golf

2020 in sports

This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2020. The calendar was significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many events being canceled or postponed, or taking place without spectators.

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 2019–20 PGA Tour.

Leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2020 European Tour.

Team events

Tour leaders

Awards

Results from other tours

Other happenings

  • 9 February: Rory McIlroy regained the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, gaining it for the eighth time, replacing Brooks Koepka.[17]
  • 20 March: Official World Golf Ranking frozen at week 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]
  • 14 June: Official World Golf Ranking restarted at week 24 with the resumption of the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour.[19]
  • 19 July: Jon Rahm gained the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time, replacing McIlroy.[20]
  • 2 August: Justin Thomas gained the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for the second time, replacing Rahm.[7]
  • 9 August: Rahm regained the number one ranking after finishing in a tie for thirteenth place at the PGA Championship.[21]
  • 23 August: Dustin Johnson replaced Rahm as number one in the Official World Golf Ranking following victory in The Northern Trust; it was the sixth time Johnson had reached the top spot.[9]

Women's professional golf

LPGA majors

Additional LPGA Tour events

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2020 LPGA Tour.
For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see 2020 Ladies European Tour.

Team events

Money list leaders

Other tour results

Other happenings

  • 20 March: Women's World Golf Rankings frozen at week 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]
  • 20 July: Women's World Golf Rankings resume with altered computation of ranking, back-computed to week 20, when the LPGA of Korea Tour resumed play.[29]

Senior men's professional golf

Senior majors

Full results

Senior women's professional golf

Amateur golf

Golf in multi-sport events

Deaths

Table of results

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

Dates Tournament Status or tour Winner
16–19 Jan Latin America Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Argentina Abel Gallegos
20–23 Feb WGC-Mexico Championship World Golf Championships United States Patrick Reed
12–15 Mar The Players Championship PGA Tour Incomplete, canceled
25–29 Mar WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play World Golf Championships Canceled
21–24 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major Canceled
22–27 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Canceled
29 May – 3 Jun NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Canceled
12–14 Jun Curtis Cup Amateur women's team event Postponed until 2021
25–28 Jun U.S. Senior Open Senior major Canceled
9–12 Jul U.S. Senior Women's Open Senior women's major Canceled
16–19 Jul The Open Championship Men's major Canceled
23–26 Jul The Senior Open Championship Senior major Canceled
30 Jul – 2 Aug WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational World Golf Championships United States Justin Thomas
30 Jul – 1 Aug Senior LPGA Championship Senior women's major Canceled
30 Jul – 8 Aug Summer Olympics Men's and women's Olympic competition Postponed until 2021
6–9 Aug PGA Championship Men's major United States Collin Morikawa
6–9 Aug The Evian Championship LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Canceled
3–9 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament United States Rose Zhang
10–16 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament United States Tyler Strafaci
13–16 Aug Constellation Senior Players Championship Senior major United States Jerry Kelly
20–23 Aug AIG Women's British Open LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Germany Sophia Popov
20–23 Aug The Northern Trust PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Dustin Johnson
24–29 Aug The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament England Joe Long
24–29 Aug British Ladies Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament Germany Aline Krauter
27–30 Aug BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Spain Jon Rahm
27–30 Aug International Crown LPGA Tour team event Canceled
4–7 Sep The Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Dustin Johnson
10–13 Sep ANA Inspiration LPGA major South Korea Mirim Lee
17–20 Sep U.S. Open Men's major United States Bryson DeChambeau
22–25 Sep European Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament Germany Matthias Schmid
24–27 Sep Regions Tradition Senior major Canceled
25–27 Sep Ryder Cup United States team vs. European team
men's professional team event
Postponed until 2021
25–28 Sep Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Canceled
30 Sep – 3 Oct European Ladies Amateur Championship Amateur women's individual tournament Germany Paula Schulz-Hanssen
8–11 Oct BMW PGA Championship European Tour England Tyrrell Hatton
8–11 Oct KPMG Women's PGA Championship LPGA major South Korea Kim Sei-young
14–17 Oct Espirito Santo Trophy Amateur men's individual tournament Canceled
21–24 Oct Eisenhower Trophy Amateur men's individual tournament Canceled
29 Oct – 1 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions World Golf Championships Canceled
12–15 Nov Masters Tournament Men's major United States Dustin Johnson
10–13 Dec DP World Tour Championship, Dubai European Tour England Matt Fitzpatrick
10–13 Dec U.S. Women's Open LPGA major South Korea Kim A-lim
17–20 Dec CME Group Tour Championship LPGA Tour South Korea Kim Sei-young

Notes

  1. This total does not include FedEx Cup bonuses.

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