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Golf is one sport that is played in almost every country, to a greater or lesser extent and followed by millions of fans through television. The addictive game finds its roots in Scotland and was enjoyed throughout Europe. Persisting over centuries, the game developed by bringing in a lot of variation and creating its own rules. 18th century saw golf at its peak and marks as a period when many famous golf clubs were formed and legendary players were born. The history of golf shines with people like Tom Morris who is known as one of the game's greatest early exponents. In 1851 this dynamic man created the first ever golf-course in Prestwick and it hosted its debut championship game in 1860. Open Championship saw participation by eight leading professionals and found its first winner in Willie Park. Considered as one of the pioneers of the professional game of golf, Park has four titles to his name and later went on to manufacture golf equipment.
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19th century produced great players like John Henry Taylor, Harry Vardon and James Braid. Known as the great triumvirate, they have collected 16 Open titles between them and ruled the sport for quite some time. Soon after many Scottish golfers trickled to US and were able to create a niche for themselves as professionals. The initial years saw many Scots born players as the winners of the US Open Championships. From 1895 to 1907 they ruled the tournament and produced legendary players like Willie Anderson, who won the title four times and holds the present day record of three in a row from 1903 to 1905. When the game resumed after World War I, Scottish golfers had to take a back seat as the control went into the hands of Americans. From 1919 to 1941 they dominated the sport and nurtured new talent like Jim Barnes and Gene Sarazen.
History has proved that most inventors of the sports are more or less in the future overshadowed by the others. British invented cricket but till date are yet to win a World Cup. The same happened with the Scots. Not only did they lose brilliant players but most of their courses and grounds were also destroyed. Mid 90s saw golf become a multi-million dollar industry because of huge prize money as well as commercial endorsements. The era saw many great players like Hale Irwin, Ernie Els and Nick Faldo. Finally in 1994 an outstanding player entered the world of professional golf, whose talent and potential matched the greatness of past legends. Tiger Woods created a lot of world records and took the game to a whole new level. In his ongoing stellar career, Woods has given best of the players a tough time.
The game of Golf has four major tournaments a year. With the first championship starting in April, September marks the end of the season with the final tournament, Tour Championship. Falling under PGA Tour, it has become the final event of the FedEx Cup since 2007. The championship is limited to Top 30 golfers on the FedEx Cup playoff points list. One of the most anticipated championships of the year, Tour Championship gives the players last chance to improve their rankings for the season. It was initially held as a stand-alone event for PGA Tour and took place at the best golf courses around the US. Since 1998, Atlanta Georgia has been playing host to this grand tournament. The championship is solely dominated by the American golfers with a rare win by Australian player Adam Scott in 2006 and Columbian national Camilo Villegas in 2008.
Tour Championship has become one of the highest paid tournaments. The initial prize money has hiked from 360,000 to 1, 350,000. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson remain the only players to have won the title twice. 2010 Tour Championship found its winner in Jim Furyk, as the extraordinary golfer lifted trophy in front of a huge live audience. Though the glorious golf season has come to an end, the fans eagerly await the 2011 run. If you're a fan of the sport and have always dreamed of watching live game, then here's your chance. Tour Championship Tickets are available now and already selling like hotcakes. Get your tickets now and experience the excitement as the best players in the world battle it out right in front of your eyes!
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