Welcome to 2022, where we’re optimistic about our own games while also counting down the days to the Players, Augusta National and more.
But while we’re used to the venues that host some of the game’s biggest events — like the Players at TPC Sawgrass (March 10-13) and Augusta National (ANWA on April 2; Masters on April 7-10), to name a few — there are lots of stops on the schedule for elite amateur and pro golf that we don’t see every year.
So here’s a handy Jan. 1 guide of what’s coming in 2022 that doesn’t necessarily come every year. Get your sharpie and calendar ready. (And for more, check out the complete PGA Tour, LPGA and USGA schedules for 2022.)
The Masters (April 7-10): Augusta National, Augusta, Ga.
OK, so it’s always here, of course, but this is the Masters. We’re including it anyway since it’s less than 100 days away. Get hyped.
PGA Championship (May 19-22): Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Okla.
This will be the fifth PGA at Southern Hills and first since Gil Hanse’s restoration. The last time a PGA was here, in 2007, Tiger Woods won it.
U.S. Women’s Open (June 2-5): Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
The last time Pine Needles hosted the U.S. Women’s Open was in 2007. Lexi Thompson played in that one. She was 12.
Curtis Cup (June 10-12): Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.
Merion’s no stranger to marquee amateur and pro tournaments. Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Lee Trevino have all won here.
U.S. Open (June 16-19): The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
One of the oldest and most history-rich country clubs in the world.
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June 23-26): Congressional CC (Blue), Bethesda, Md.
The women’s game’s brightest young star, Nelly Korda, is looking for back-to-back KPMG Women’s PGA titles.
The Open Championship (July 14-17): St. Andrews (Old Course), Fife, Scotland
The return of the OG, the Old Course.
AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 4-7): Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland
The first-ever Women’s Open to be played at Muirfield. Can’t wait.
U.S. Women’s Amateur (Aug. 8-14): Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash.
It was a controversial venue for the 2015 U.S. Open, and now it’ll host the game’s best amateur women 12 years after it hosted the U.S. Amateur back in 2010.
U.S. Amateur (Aug. 15-21): Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.
Ridgewood’s first U.S. Amateur since 1974, which was won by Jerry Pate.
Presidents Cup (Sept. 22-25): Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Can the U.S. continue its dominance?