2016 in golf

This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2016.

Men's professional golf

Major championships

World Golf Championships

FedEx Cup Playoffs

Other leading PGA Tour events

For a complete list of PGA Tour results see 2016 PGA Tour.

Leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2016 European Tour.

Team events

Tour leaders


Other happenings

Women's professional golf

LPGA majors

Additional LPGA Tour events

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2016 LPGA Tour.

Ladies European Tour event

For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see 2016 Ladies European Tour.

Team events

Money list leaders


Senior men's professional golf

Senior majors

Charles Schwab Cup playoff events

Full results

Money list leaders


Amateur golf

Other happenings

Golf in multi-sport events


Table of results

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

DatesTournamentStatus or tourWinner
15–17 Jan EurAsia Cup Europe v Asia
men's professional team event
Team Europe
14–17 Jan Latin America Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Costa Rica Paul Chaplet
3–6 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship World Golf Championships Australia Adam Scott
23–27 Mar WGC-Dell Match Play World Golf Championships Australia Jason Day
31 Mar – 3 Apr ANA Inspiration LPGA major New Zealand Lydia Ko
7–10 Apr Masters Tournament Men's major England Danny Willett
12–15 May The Players Championship PGA Tour Australia Jason Day
19–22 May Regions Tradition Senior major Germany Bernhard Langer
20–25 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Washington / Virginia Elena Carta
26–29 May BMW PGA Championship European Tour England Chris Wood
26–29 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major United States Rocco Mediate
27 May – 1 Jun NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Oregon / Aaron Wise
9–12 Jun KPMG Women's PGA Championship LPGA major Canada Brooke Henderson
9–12 Jun Constellation Senior Players Championship Senior major Germany Bernhard Langer
10–12 Jun Curtis Cup Amateur women's team tournament Great Britain and Ireland
13–18 Jun The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament England Scott Gregory
16–19 Jun U.S. Open Men's major United States Dustin Johnson
21–25 Jun British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship Amateur women's individual tournament Sweden Julia Engström
30 Jun – 3 Jul WGC-Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships United States Dustin Johnson
7–10 Jul U.S. Women's Open LPGA major United States Brittany Lang
14–17 Jul The Open Championship Men's major Sweden Henrik Stenson
21–24 Jul The Senior Open Championship Senior major England Paul Broadhurst
21–24 Jul International Crown LPGA Tour team event  United States
28–31 Jul Ricoh Women's British Open LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
28–31 Jul PGA Championship Men's major United States Jimmy Walker
1–7 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament South Korea Seong Eun-jeong
11–14 Aug U.S. Senior Open Senior major United States Gene Sauers
15–21 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament Australia Curtis Luck
25–28 Aug The Barclays PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Patrick Reed
2–5 Sep Deutsche Bank Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
8–11 Sep BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Dustin Johnson
14–17 Sep Espirito Santo Trophy Women's amateur team event  South Korea
15–18 Sep The Evian Championship LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major South Korea Chun In-gee
21–24 Sep Eisenhower Trophy Men's amateur team event  Australia
22–25 Sep The Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
30 Sep – 2 Oct Ryder Cup European team vs. United States team
men's professional team event
 Team USA
5–9 Oct Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Australia Curtis Luck
27–30 Oct WGC-HSBC Champions World Golf Championships Japan Hideki Matsuyama
28–30 Oct PowerShares QQQ Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff United States Tom Pernice, Jr.
4–6 Nov Dominion Charity Classic PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff United States Scott McCarron
10–13 Nov Charles Schwab Cup Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff United States Paul Goydos
17–20 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai European Tour England Matthew Fitzpatrick
17–20 Nov CME Group Tour Championship LPGA Tour England Charley Hull
24–27 Nov World Cup of Golf Men's professional team event  Denmark


  1. "Danny Willett wins first major after Jordan Spieth falls apart on back nine". ESPN. 11 April 2016.
  2. DiMeglio, Steve (20 June 2016). "Dustin Johnson wins U.S. Open despite unusual USGA call". USA Today.
  3. Scott, Ged (17 July 2016). "The Open 2016: Henrik Stenson beats Phil Mickelson to win at Royal Troon". BBC Sport.
  4. DiMeglio, Steve (31 July 2016). "Jimmy Walker captures PGA Championship for first major title". USA Today.
  5. "Adam Scott rallies at Cadillac for 2nd straight win". ESPN. Associated Press. 6 March 2016.
  6. Corrigan, James (28 March 2016). "Jason Day defeats Louis Oosthuizen to win WGC Match Play final". Daily Telegraph.
  7. "Dustin Johnson wins the Bridgestone Invitational for 2nd straight victory". ESPN. Associated Press. 3 July 2016.
  8. "Hideki Matsuyama soars to 7-shot victory in HSBC Champions". ESPN. Associated Press. 31 October 2016.
  9. "Patrick Reed wins Barclays, Rickie Fowler loses Ryder Cup auto bid". ESPN. Associated Press. 28 August 2016.
  10. "Rory McIlroy rallies from six behind to win Deutsche Bank". ESPN. Associated Press. 5 September 2016.
  11. "Dustin Johnson wins BMW Championship, leads FedEx Cup". ESPN. Associated Press. 11 September 2016.
  12. "Rory McIlroy rallies from 3 back to win Tour Championship in playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. 26 September 2016.
  13. Murray, Ewan (15 May 2016). "Jason Day extends his hot streak by easing to Players Championship". The Guardian.
  14. "Chris Wood wins at Wentworth to boost Ryder Cup chances". ESPN. PA Sport. 29 May 2016.
  15. "Thorbjorn Olesen holds nerve to win Turkish Airlines Open". ESPN. PA Sport. 6 November 2016.
  16. "In-form Alex Noren storms home to claim Nedbank Golf Challenge title". ESPN. PA Sport. 13 November 2016.
  17. "Europe romp to emphatic victory in the EurAsia Cup". EurAsia Cup. 17 January 2016.
  18. Lawrenson, Derek (2 October 2016). "USA regain Ryder Cup as Davis Love's side storm to crushing victory over Europe in titanic battle". Daily Mail.
  19. "Week 13: Day Back To World No. 1". Official World Golf Ranking. 28 March 2016.
  20. "OWGR Board Announcement". OWGR. 15 April 2016.
  21. Sobel, Jason (7 August 2016). "Jim Furyk notches record for best PGA Tour round". ESPN.
  22. "Lydia Ko exploits Ariya Jutanugarn's collapse to win ANA Inspiration". ESPN. Associated Press. 4 April 2016.
  23. "Brooke Henderson wins women's PGA Championship in sudden-death playoff". CBC Sports. Associated Press. 12 June 2016.
  24. Fields, Bill (10 July 2016). "Brittany Lang prevails as penalty again plays role in U.S. Open". ESPNW.
  25. "Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn wins Women's British Open". ESPN. Associated Press. 31 July 2016.
  26. "In Gee Chun finishes at 21 under for lowest 72-hole score in a major". ESPN. Associated Press. 19 September 2016.
  27. "Cristie Kerr holds on as U.S. wins UL International Crown". ESPN. Associated Press. 24 July 2016.
  28. "Bernhard Langer dominates at Regions Tradition for a 6-stroke victory". ESPN. Associated Press. 22 May 2016.
  29. "Rocco Mediate wraps up record-setting Senior PGA Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. 30 May 2016.
  30. "Bernhard Langer wins windy Senior Players Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. 12 June 2016.
  31. "Paul Broadhurst wins Senior British Open at Carnoustie". ESPN. Associated Press. 24 July 2016.
  32. "Gene Sauers claims U.S. Senior Open Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. 15 August 2016.
  33. "Tom Pernice Jr. earns 5th career PGA Tour Champions victory". ESPN. Associated Press. 30 October 2016.
  34. "Scott McCarron birdies in playoff to beat Tom Byrum in Virginia". ESPN. Associated Press. 6 November 2016.
  35. "Paul Goydos wins Champions finale, Bernhard Langer takes season title". ESPN. Associated Press. 13 November 2016.
  36. Maguire, Kevin (18 January 2016). "Paul Chaplet earns Masters bid with win at Latin America Amateur Championship". ESPN.
  37. "Carta wins NCAA title as Duke advances". USA Today. Associated Press. 23 May 2016.
  38. "Washington beats Stanford to win NCAA golf title". USA Today. Associated Press. 25 May 2016.
  39. "Sulman Raza gives Oregon its first golf title as Ducks clip Horns". ESPN. Associated Press. 1 June 2016.
  40. "Britain and Ireland defeat U.S. at Curtis Cup". ESPN. Associated Press. 12 June 2016.
  41. "Corhampton golfer Scott Gregory wins the British Amateur Championship in Wales". Southern Daily Echo. 19 June 2016.
  42. Nichols, Beth Ann (7 July 2016). "At 15, Julia Engstrom looks to take next step toward golf career at U.S. Women's Open". Golfweek.
  43. "South Korea's Eun Jeong Seong wins U.S. Women's Amateur". ESPN. Associated Press. 7 August 2016.
  44. "Australia's Curtis Luck wins U.S. Amateur with stirring 8-hole run". ESPN. Associated Press. 21 August 2016.
  45. "South Korea wins Women's World Amateur Team title". ESPN. Associated Press. 17 September 2016.
  46. "Australia wins World Amateur Team Championship by 19 strokes". ESPN. Associated Press. 24 September 2016.
  47. "Australia's Curtis Luck rallies to win Asia-Pacific Amateur". USA Today. Associated Press. 9 October 2016.
  48. "O'Sullivan becomes world number one". World Amateur Golf Ranking. 11 May 2016.
  49. "McNealy becomes world number one". World Amateur Golf Ranking. 29 June 2016.
  50. "Maguire tops world after British performance". World Amateur Golf Ranking. 3 August 2016.
  51. "Rio Olympics 2016: Justin Rose beats Henrik Stenson to Olympic gold in tense finale". BBC Sport. 14 August 2016.
  52. DiMeglio, Steve (20 August 2016). "Inbee Park wins gold in Olympic golf, silver for Lydia Ko". USA Today.
  53. Kelly, Liam (6 January 2016). "'The saddest day in Irish golf' - legend Christy O'Connor Jnr passes away at just 67". Irish Independent.
  54. "Mary Lou Crocker obituary". Dallas Morning News. 30 January 2016.
  55. Keville, Ger (14 May 2016). "Taoiseach Enda Kenny leads tributes to 'Himself' as Christy O'Connor Senior (91) passes away". Irish Independent.
  56. Anderson, Dave (26 September 2016). "Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the '60s, Dies at 87". The New York Times.
  57. Pajak, Steve (October 18, 2016). "Romack was accomplished golfer, Sports Illustrated trailblazer". Sacramento Bee.
  58. "Canadian golf great Dawn Coe-Jones dies at 56". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. 12 November 2016.

External links

Men's tours' official sites

Women's tours' official sites


Golf news sites

Australia based

UK based

U.S. based

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