PGA Tour issues social post to set record straight ahead of US PGA

PGA Tour reminds golf fans one very important thing ahead of this week's US PGA Championship.

Scottie Scheffler is a red-hot favourite for the US PGA
Scottie Scheffler is a red-hot favourite for the US PGA

The PGA Tour has taken to social media to make it very clear to golf fans that they are not the PGA of America and hosts of this week's US PGA Championship

There has often been a misconception among some golf fans that the PGA Tour is the same as the PGA of America.

The Wikipedia page of the PGA Tour even states: Not to be confused with the Professional Golfers' Association of America.

To clarify, the PGA Tour is the professional golf tour for professional golfers.

The PGA of America is a cooperation that certifies golf coaches and hosts tournaments for them. 


The PGA Tour is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, and it was founded in 1929.

The PGA of America, which also co-organises the Ryder Cup with Ryder Cup Europe, is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and it was founded 13 years earlier than the PGA Tour in 1916

The PGA Tour's social team has seemingly had enough of the subject and has taken to social media to clear things up once and for all ahead of the 2024 US PGA Championship at Valhalla. 

"Let's have a week @PGA', posted the PGA Tour, with a graphic that read 'us' under the PGA Tour logo and 'not us' under the PGA of America logo. 

Check out the PGA Tour post here: 

It should be noted that although the US PGA Championship is not run by the PGA Tour, it still counts as an official tournament on the schedule along with all of the season's other three majors at The Masters, US Open and The Open.

The Masters is run by Augusta National, the US Open is run by the USGA and The Open is run by the R&A. 

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

World No.1 Scottie Scheffler arrived at Valhalla yesterday following the birth of his first child, Bennett, and he is already cracking dad jokes!

Scheffler is priced up at warm odds of 4/1 to win back-to-back majors and a fifth title in his last six starts on Tour. 

Rory McIlroy is next up in the betting at 6/1 as the Northern Irishman goes in search of three wins in a row on the PGA Tour. He is also looking to pick up his first major title in nearly 10 years. 

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