The World Golf Championships (WGC) are a group of four annual events for professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. All four WGC tournaments are official money events on the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour, and officially sanctioned by the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, and PGA Tour. Three of the four are official money events on the PGA Tour.
The first three events commenced in 1999 (Accenture Match Play Championship, Caddilac Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational) with the HSBC Champions being added to WGC status in 2009. Three Australians have won WGC events, Geoff Ogilvy on three occassions (2006, 2008 & 2009), Adam Scott (2011) and Craig Parry (2002). Tiger Woods has won a total of sixteen WGC events.