This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2019.
Men's professional golf
- 11–14 April: Masters Tournament – Tiger Woods won by one stroke over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele. It was his fifth Masters championship, his 15th major championship, and his 81st PGA Tour win.
- 16–19 May: PGA Championship – Brooks Koepka won by two strokes over Dustin Johnson for his second consecutive PGA Championship victory. He is the first player to simultaneously hold the last two titles of two different major championships (2017 and 2018 U.S. Open).
- 13–16 June: U.S. Open – Gary Woodland won by three strokes over two-time defending champion Koepka. It was his first major victory.
- 18–21 July: The Open Championship – Shane Lowry won by six strokes over Tommy Fleetwood for his first major championship.
- 21–24 February: WGC-Mexico Championship – Dustin Johnson won by five strokes over Rory McIlroy. It was his third WGC-Mexico Championship win and sixth WGC tournament win.
- 27–31 March: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play – Kevin Kisner defeated Matt Kuchar, 3 & 2, in the championship match. It was his first WGC victory.
- 25–28 July: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational – Brooks Koepka won by three strokes over Webb Simpson. It was his first WGC victory.
- 31 October – 3 November: WGC-HSBC Champions – Rory McIlroy won in a playoff over defending champion Xander Schauffele. McIlroy has now won three of the four WGC events.
FedEx Cup playoff events
- 8–11 August: The Northern Trust – Patrick Reed won by one stroke over Abraham Ancer and moved to second in the FedEx Cup rankings.
- 15–18 August: BMW Championship – Justin Thomas won by three strokes over Patrick Cantlay. His third round 61 set the course record. His win moved him top the top of the FedEx Cup rankings.
- 22–25 August: Tour Championship – Rory McIlroy won by four strokes over Xander Schauffele. McIlroy became the second two–time winner of the FedEx Cup.
Other leading PGA Tour events
- 14–17 March: The Players Championship – Rory McIlroy won by one stroke over Jim Furyk. He became the first golfer to win both the BMW PGA Championship and the Players Championship.
For a complete list of PGA Tour results see 2019 PGA Tour.
Leading European Tour events
- 19–22 September: BMW PGA Championship – Danny Willett won by three strokes over Jon Rahm.
- 21–24 November: DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – Jon Rahm won by one stroke over Tommy Fleetwood, also winning the Race to Dubai.
For a complete list of European Tour results see 2019 European Tour.
- 12–15 December: Presidents Cup – The U.S. team won, 16–14, for the eighth straight time.
- PGA Tour – Brooks Koepka (US$9,684,006)
- This total does not include FedEx Cup bonuses.
- European Tour – Jon Rahm (5,898 points)
- Japan Golf Tour – Shugo Imahira (¥168,049,312)
- Asian Tour – Jazz Janewattananond (US$1,058,524)
- PGA Tour of Australasia – Ryan Fox (A$307,925)
- Sunshine Tour –
- PGA Tour
- FedEx Cup – Rory McIlroy
- PGA Player of the Year – Brooks Koepka
- Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) – Rory McIlroy
- Leading money winner – Brooks Koepka
- Vardon Trophy – Rory McIlroy
- Byron Nelson Award – Rory McIlroy
- Rookie of the Year (Arnold Palmer Award) – Im Sung-jae
- Payne Stewart Award – Hale Irwin
- European Tour
- Korn Ferry Tour
Results from other tours
- 2019 Asian Tour
- 2019 PGA Tour of Australasia
- 2019 PGA Tour Canada
- 2019 Challenge Tour
- 2019 Japan Golf Tour
- 2019 PGA Tour Latinoamérica
- 2019–20 Sunshine Tour
- 2019 Korn Ferry Tour
- 6 January: Three tours were added to the Official World Golf Ranking: All Thailand Golf Tour, Professional Golf Tour of India, and Abema TV Tour.
- 6 January: Justin Rose regains the world number one ranking from Brooks Koepka.
- 28 January: It was announced that the 2019 Players Championship would include a $12.5 million purse, "the biggest prize professional golf has ever seen for a single tournament."
- 3 March: Dustin Johnson regains the world number one ranking from Justin Rose, one week after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship.
- 7 April: Rose regains the world number one ranking from Johnson.
- 14 April: Johnson returns to the number one ranking after finishing second at the Masters.
- 19 May: Brooks Koepka returns to the world number one ranking after winning the PGA Championship.
- 13 September: Kevin Chappell shot a 59 (11-under-par) in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. It was the 11th round under 60 in PGA Tour history.
- 28 October: Tiger Woods wins the Zozo Championship to tied Sam Snead for most wins on the PGA Tour with 82.
Women's professional golf
- 4–7 April: ANA Inspiration – Ko Jin-young won her first major by three strokes over Lee Mi-hyang.
- 30 May – 2 June: U.S. Women's Open – Lee Jeong-eun won her first major title by two strokes over a group of three players (Ryu So-yeon, Lexi Thompson, Angel Yin).
- 20–23 June: KPMG Women's PGA Championship – Australian Hannah Green won her first major (and first LPGA Tour event) by one stroke over defending champion Park Sung-hyun. It was the first wire-to-wire win at the Women's PGA Championship since Yani Tseng in 2011 and the first major win by an Australian since Karrie Webb at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
- 25–28 July: The Evian Championship – Ko Jin-young won by two strokes over Shanshan Feng, Kim Hyo-joo, and Jennifer Kupcho. It was her second major championship of the year.
- 1–4 August: Women's British Open – Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, playing for the first time outside of her home country and in her first major, won by one stroke over American Lizette Salas.
Additional LPGA Tour events
- 21–24 November: CME Group Tour Championship – Kim Sei-young won by one stroke over Charley Hull.
Money list leaders
- LPGA Tour – Ko Jin-young ($2,773,894)
- LPGA of Japan Tour – Ai Suzuki (¥160,189,665)
- Ladies European Tour – Esther Henseleit (743.06 points)
- LPGA of Korea Tour – Choi Hye-jin (₩1,207,162,636)
- ALPG Tour – Sarah Kemp (A$147,118, 2018/19 season)
- Symetra Tour – Perrine Delacour (US$125,042)
Other tour results
- 4 March: Park Sung-hyun regains the world number one ranking from Ariya Jutanugarn after winning the HSBC Women's World Championship.
- 8 April: Ko Jin-young takes the world number one ranking after winning the ANA Inspiration.
- 1 July: Park regains the world number one ranking from Ko after winning the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
- 29 July: Ko Jin-young regains the world number one ranking after winning the Evian Championship.
Senior men's professional golf
- 9–12 May: Regions Tradition – Steve Stricker won by six strokes over Billy Andrade, Paul Goydos, and David Toms. It is his first major championship.
- 23–26 May: Senior PGA Championship – Ken Tanigawa won his first major by one stroke over Scott McCarron.
- 27–30 June: U.S. Senior Open – Steve Stricker, playing in his first U.S. Senior Open, won by six strokes over Jerry Kelly and David Toms. It is his second major championship.
- 11–14 July: Senior Players Championship – Retief Goosen won his first senior major by two strokes over Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic.
- 25–28 July: Senior Open Championship – Bernhard Langer won by two strokes over Paul Broadhurst. It was his fourth Senior Open championship, his 11th senior major championship, and his 40th PGA Tour Champions win.
Charles Schwab Cup playoff events
- 18–20 October: Dominion Charity Classic – Miguel Ángel Jiménez won by two strokes over Tommy Tolles.
- 1–3 November: Invesco QQQ Championship – Colin Montgomerie won in a playoff over Bernhard Langer.
- 7–10 November: Charles Schwab Cup Championship – Jeff Maggert won in a playoff over Retief Goosen.
Money list leaders
- PGA Tour Champions – Scott McCarron (US$2,534,090)
- European Senior Tour – Phillip Price (2887.8 points)
- PGA Tour Champions
Senior women's professional golf
- 16–19 May: U.S. Senior Women's Open – Helen Alfredsson won her first senior major by two strokes over Juli Inkster and Trish Johnson.
- 14–16 October: Senior LPGA Championship – Helen Alfredsson won by three strokes over Juli Inkster, completing the second straight senior women's Grand Slam after Laura Davies' inaugural in 2018.
- 17–20 January: Latin America Amateur Championship – Álvaro Ortiz won by two strokes over Luis Gagne. Ortiz had finished runner-up in the previous two Latin America Amateurs.
- 3–6 April: Augusta National Women's Amateur – Jennifer Kupcho won the inaugural event.
- 17–22 May: NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships – María Fassi (Arkansas) took the individual title and Duke captured their seventh team title.
- 24–29 May: NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships – Matthew Wolff (Oklahoma State) won the individual title and Stanford won its 9th team title.
- 11–15 June: The Womens Amateur Championship – Emily Toy defeated Amelia Garvey, 1 up in the final.
- 17–22 June: The Amateur Championship – James Sugrue defeated Euan Walker, 2 up, in the final.
- 26–29 June: European Amateur – Matthias Schmid wins by three strokes over Euan Walker.
- 24–27 July: European Ladies Amateur Championship – Alice Hewson won in a playoff over Krista Junkkari.
- 5–11 August: U.S. Women's Amateur – Gabriela Ruffels became the first Australian to win the U.S. Women's Amateur with a 1 up victory over Albane Valenzuela.
- 12–18 August: U.S. Amateur – Andy Ogletree defeated John Augenstein, 2 and 1, in the final.
- 7–8 September: Walker Cup – The United States team won, 15½–10½.
- 26–29 September: Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship – Lin Yuxin of China won his second Asia-Pacific Amateur.
Golf in multi-sport events
- 10–13 July: Pacific Games – New Caledonia swept the gold medals: men's individual (Dylan Benoit), women's individual (Emilie Ricaud), men's team and women's team.
- 8–11 August: Pan American Games – Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay took the men's gold medal in a playoff, American amateur Emilia Migliaccio took the women's gold medal and the American team (all amateurs) took the mixed team gold medal.
- 2–6 December: South Asian Games – Nepal took the men's individual (Subash Tamang) and team gold medals while Sri Lanka took the women's individual (Grace Yataeara) and team gold medals.
- 4–7 December: Southeast Asian Games – James Leow Kwang Aik of Singapore took the men's individual gold medal while Thailand won men's team gold. The Philippines took the women's gold medals with Bianca Pagdanganan taking the individual title.
- 1 February – Alice Dye (born 1927), American amateur golfer and golf course designer.
- 15 February – Gene Littler (born 1930), American professional golfer, U.S. Open winner (1961), member World Golf Hall of Fame.
- 7 March – Dan Jenkins (born 1928), American author and sportswriter and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
- 7 April – Arie Irawan (born 1990), Malaysian professional golfer who died during a PGA Tour China event.
- 9 April – Marilynn Smith (born 1929), American professional golfer, co-founder of LPGA, member of World Golf Hall of Fame.
- 3 June – Larry Beck (born 1939), American professional golfer, winner of the 1957 U.S. Junior Amateur.
- 5 June – Peter Toogood (born 1930), Australian amateur golfer, 1954 Australian Amateur winner.
- 15 July – Margaret Todd (born 1918), Canadian amateur golfer and member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
- 29 July – Mário Gonzalez (born 1922), Brazilian professional golfer who won the Brazil Open a record eight times.
- 1 August – Gordon Brand Jnr (born 1958), Scottish golfer who won eight times on the European Tour.
- 9 September – Brian Barnes (born 1945), Scottish professional golfer who won nine times on the European Tour.
- 6 November – Pat O'Sullivan (born 1926), American amateur golfer and winner of the 1951 Titleholders Championship.
- 6 December – Jo Ann Washam (born 1950), American professional golfer who won three times on the LPGA Tour.
- 31 December – Ernie Jones (born 1932), Irish professional golfer.
- 31 December – J. L. Lewis (born 1960), American professional golfer who won twice on the PGA Tour.
Table of results
This table summarizes all the results referred to above in date order.
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- Murray, Ewan (19 May 2019). "Brooks Koepka survives mini-meltdown to retain US PGA Championship". The Guardian.
- O'Connor, Ian (17 June 2019). "Gary Woodland's journey through heartbreak to U.S. Open champion". ESPN.
- Murray, Ewan (21 July 2019). "Ireland's Shane Lowry stays calm to win first major at the Open as rivals fade". The Guardian.
- "WGC-Mexico Championship: Dustin Johnson wins 20th PGA Tour title". BBC Sport. 25 February 2019.
- "Kisner wins Match Play year after losing in final". ESPN. Associated Press. 31 March 2019.
- "Koepka tops McIlroy at St. Jude for 1st WGC title". ESPN. Associated Press. 28 July 2019.
- "Rory McIlroy wins HSBC Champions, his fourth victory this year". ESPN. Associated Press. 3 November 2019.
- Powers, Christopher (12 August 2019). "Captain America (aka Patrick Reed) once again delivers when he needs it the most". Golf Digest.
- "Thomas takes BMW, Tour Championship top seed". ESPN. Associated Press. 18 August 2019.
- "Roars for Rory: McIlroy wins FedEx Cup, $15M". ESPN. Associated Press. 25 August 2019.
- "Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship". USA Today. Associated Press. 17 March 2019.
- Murray, Ewan (22 September 2019). "Danny Willett enjoying his golf again as he claims PGA Championship". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
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- Rapaport, Daniel (6 January 2019). "With Subpar Week at Sentry, Brooks Koepka Loses No. 1 Ranking to Justin Rose". Sports Illustrated.
- Zak, Sean (28 January 2019). "Players Championship upgrades purse to biggest in single-event history". Golf.com.
- Cunningham, Kevin (4 March 2019). "Dustin Johnson retakes No. 1 in world golf rankings with triumphant couch performance". Golf.com.
- Cannizzaro, Mark (10 April 2019). "Justin Rose No. 1 in rankings but somehow lost in Masters chatter". New York Post.
- Pisani, Sacha (15 April 2019). "Tiger rises in rankings after memorable Masters win". sportstar.thehindu.com.
- "World Golf Rankings: Where does Brooks Koepka rank after PGA Championship victory?". Express. 20 May 2019.
- "Chappell shoots 11-under 59 at The Greenbrier". ESPN. 13 September 2019.
- Harig, Bob (27 October 2019). "Tiger Woods takes 82nd PGA Tour title, tying Sam Snead atop list". ESPN.
- "Jin Young Ko wins ANA Inspiration for first major". ESPN. Associated Press. 7 April 2019.
- "Lee6 wins U.S. Women's Open, pockets $1M". ESPN. Associated Press. 2 June 2019.
- "Green, 22, hangs on to win her 1st LPGA major". ESPN. Associated Press. 24 June 2019.
- "Ko wins at Evian for 2nd major title of season". ESPN. Associated Press. 28 July 2019.
- "Shibuno wins Women's British Open on debut". ESPN. Associated Press. 4 August 2019.
- "Sei Young Kim hits the money putt to capture LPGA finale". ESPN. Associated Press. 24 November 2019.
- Cooper, Matt (15 September 2019). "Clutch Suzann Pettersen leads Europe to redeeming Solheim Cup win". ESPN.
- "S. Korean Park Sung-hyun reclaims No. 1 ranking in women's golf". The Korea Times. 5 March 2019.
- Levins, Keely (30 June 2019). "Sung Hyun Park wins Walmart NW Arkansas Championship with final-hole birdie, set to return World No. 1". Golf World.
- "Stricker claims first senior major with 6-shot win at Regions Tradition". Golf Channel. Associated Press. 13 May 2019.
- "Tanigawa rallies to win Senior PGA Championship". ESPN. Associated Press. 26 May 2019.
- "Stricker wins U.S. Senior Open in record debut". ESPN. Associated Press. 30 June 2019.
- "Goosen clutch late to earn 1st Champions title". ESPN. Associated Press. 14 July 2019.
- "Langer wins record 4th Senior British Open title". ESPN. Associated Press. 29 July 2019.
- "Jimenez wins Schwab Cup opener, ties course record with 63". USA Today. Associated Press. 21 October 2019.
- "Colin Montgomerie wins PGA Tour Champions' Invesco QQQ". ESPN. Associated Press. 3 November 2019.
- "Jeff Maggert holes out to win, giving Scott McCarron season title". ESPN. Associated Press. 10 November 2019.
- "Alfredsson claims U.S. Senior Women's Open title". Golf Channel. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
- "Helen Alfredsson wins Senior LPGA for major sweep". Chicago Daily Herald. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
- "Alvaro Ortiz wins Latin America Amateur, heads to Masters". ESPN. Associated Press. 20 January 2019.
- "Kupcho wins first Women's Amateur at Augusta". ESPN. Associated Press. 7 April 2019.
- "Arkansas' Fassi claims NCAA women's golf title". ESPN. Associated Press. 20 May 2019.
- "Duke wins thriller vs. Wake to snag 7th NCAA title". ESPN. Associated Press. 22 May 2019.
- Herrington, Ryan (27 May 2019). "Matthew Wolff runs away with NCAA individual title as powerhouse Oklahoma State aims to repeat as team champs". Golf Digest.
- Woodard, Adam (29 May 2019). "Stanford defeats Texas, wins ninth men's NCAA Championship". Golfweek.
- Tait, Alistair (16 June 2019). "Emily Toy defies rankings to win Women's British Amateur". Golfweek.
- Huggan, John (22 June 2019). "Ireland's James Sugrue wins Amateur Championship at home as Portmarnock plays rare host". Golf Digest.
- "Matthias Schmid Wins European Amateur Championship". European Golf Association. 29 June 2019.
- "Hewson wins Euro Ladies Am, earns Women's British Open start". AmateurGolf.com. 27 July 2019.
- Strege, John (11 August 2019). "Gabriela Ruffels, unflappable despite losing a lead and her caddie, rallies for a 1-up victory in the U.S. Women's Amateur". Golf Digest.
- "Ogletree beats Augenstein in U.S. Amateur final". ESPN. Associated Press. 18 August 2019.
- "United States rallies to capture Walker Cup". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 September 2019.
- "Lin Yuxin wins Asia-Pacific Amateur to earn another Masters trip". ESPN. Associated Press. 29 September 2019.
- "Samoa 2019: Golf Final Results" (PDF).
- "Playoffs Determine Lima Golf Medalists". AroundTheRings.com. 11 August 2019.
- "13th South Asian Games 2019 – Golf". www.13sagnepal.com.
- "Philippines, Singapore bag gold in golf". BusinessWorld. 6 December 2019.
- "Pagdanganan led women's golf team bags two golds". CNN Philippines. 8 December 2019 – via YouTube.
- McCabe, Jim (1 February 2019). "Alice Dye, inspiration behind the island green, passes away at 91". PGA Tour.
- Goldstein, Richard (16 February 2019). "Gene Littler, Golfer With a Gorgeous Swing, Dies at 88". The News York Times.
- Engel, Mac (7 March 2019). "Fort Worth and sports lose a legend in the passing of the great Dan Jenkins". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Kumar, Ashwin (7 April 2019). "M'sian pro Arie dies during PGA Tour event". The Sun Daily.
- Sirak, Ron (9 April 2019). "LPGA Founder and World Golf Hall of Fame Member Marilynn Smith Dies at 89". LPGA.
- Shefter, David (6 June 2019). "1957 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion Larry Beck Dies". USGA.
- Geale, Hamish (6 June 2019). "Tasmania's best golfer Peter Toogood dies aged 89". The Advocate (Tasmania).
- "Canadian golf mourns the loss of Margaret Todd". Golf Canada. 15 July 2019.
- "Mario Gonzalez, 1922-2019". PGA Tour. 30 July 2019.
- McEwan, Michael (1 August 2019). "Former Ryder Cup star Brand Jnr passes away". bunkered.
- Rodger, Nick (10 September 2019). "Colourful Scottish golfer Brian Barnes dies at 74". The Herald.
- McCready, Brian (8 November 2019). "Obituary: Patricia O'Sullivan Lucey, 93 of Orange". Patch.
- Smith, Craig (9 December 2019). "Jo Ann Washam, three-time LPGA Tour winner from Auburn, dies at age 69". The Seattle Times.
- "Ernest 'Ernie' Jones (1932-2019)". The Professional Golfers' Association. 2 January 2020.
- "Emporia native, former PGA golfer JL Lewis succombs to cancer". WIBW. 1 January 2020.