Each year, four Major Championships are held in men's Professional Golf and referred to simply as The Majors

These include; The Masters, the US Open, The Open and the PGA Championship.

Alongside the biennial Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team competitions, these Major Championships are Professional Golf's marquee events.

Elite golfers from all over the world participate, with reputations of the greatest players in golf history based largely on the number and variety of Major Championship victories they accumulate.

Three of the four Major Championships take place in the United States with the fourth, The Open, rotated through courses across the United Kingdom.

2017 Schedule

DATE TOURNAMENT DEFENDING CHAMPION
April 7 - 10The Masters
Augusta National Golf Club, USA
Prizemoney: $10,000,000 
Danny Willet (ENG)
June 15 - 18US Open
Oakmont CC, Oakmont, USA 
Prizemoney: $10,000,000 
Dustin Johnson (USA)
July 20 - 23The Open
Royal Troon GC, Ayrshire, SCO
Prizemoney: $9,300,000 
Henrik Stenson (USA)
August 10 - 13PGA Championship
Baltusrol GC, Springfield, USA 
Prizemoney: $10,500,000 
Jimmy Walker (AUS)