2013 in golf

This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2013.

Years in golf

2013 in sports

Men's professional golfEdit

Major championships

World Golf Championships

FedEx Cup playoff events - see 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs

Other leading PGA Tour events

For a complete list of PGA Tour results see 2013 PGA Tour.

Leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2013 European Tour.

Team events

  • 3–6 October: Presidents Cup – The U.S. team won, 18½–15½, for the fifth straight time.
  • 3–6 October: Seve Trophy – Continental Europe won, 15–13, for the first time since the inaugural Seve Trophy in 2000.
  • 21–24 November: World Cup of Golf – Australian Jason Day won the individual competition by two strokes over Denmark's Thomas Bjørn. Day teamed with Adam Scott to win the team portion by 10 strokes over the United States.
  • 20–22 December: Royal Trophy – Europe defeated Asia, 8½–7½, by winning five of the last six singles matches.

Tour leaders


Results from other tours

Other happenings

Women's professional golfEdit

LPGA majors

  • 4–7 April: Kraft Nabisco Championship – South Korean Inbee Park won by four strokes with a score of 273 (–15). This was Park's second major victory; she won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open as a 19-year-old.
  • 6–9 June: Wegmans LPGA Championship – South Korean Inbee Park defeated Catriona Matthew on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff for her second consecutive major championship triumph.
  • 27–30 June: U.S. Women's Open - South Korean Inbee Park won her second U.S. Women's Open, gaining her third major win of the year, and also gaining the third consecutive win on the LPGA Tour. Park becomes the first woman to win the first three majors of a season since Babe Zaharias in 1950, and the first ever to do so in a season in which there were more than three majors.[7]
  • 1–4 August: Women's British Open – American Stacy Lewis won her first Women's British Open and her second major. Lewis became the first American woman to win a major since her victory in the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship. The win also gave Americans a clean sweep of the British Opens, to go along with Phil Mickelson winning the Open Championship, and Mark Wiebe winning the Senior Open Championship.
  • 12–15 September: The Evian Championship – Norwegian Suzann Pettersen won; it was her second career major championship, her first being the 2007 LPGA Championship. This was the first year The Evian Championship was played as a major.

Additional LPGA Tour events

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2013 LPGA Tour. For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see 2013 Ladies European Tour.

Team events

  • 16–18 August: Solheim Cup – Europe retained the Solheim Cup, and it's the first time in the Cup history that Europe won on U.S. soil.

Money list leaders


Other tour results

Other happenings

  • 24 January – The LPGA announced plans to launch a new international team event in 2014, the International Crown. The event, intended to be held in even-numbered years (those in which the Solheim Cup is not held), will involve four-member teams from eight countries in a four-day match play format. The countries to play in the inaugural event will be the eight countries whose top four players are cumulatively highest-ranked in the Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of the 2013 LPGA season.[8]
  • 18 March – American Stacy Lewis took over the number one spot in the Women's World Golf Rankings following a victory at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. Yani Tseng had held the top position for the previous 109 weeks.[9]
  • 15 April – South Korean Inbee Park took over the number one position in the Women's World Golf Rankings following an off-week on the LPGA Tour. It was the first time a South Korean player held the top spot since Jiyai Shin gave up the spot in February 2011.[10]
  • 21 November – The eight countries that will participate in the inaugural International Crown are announced. The four-player teams will consist of the top players from each of these countries in the Women's World Rankings immediately preceding the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship: Australia, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States.[11]

Senior men's professional golfEdit

Senior majors

Full results

Money list leaders


Amateur golfEdit

Other happenings

World Golf Hall of Fame inducteesEdit

The 2013 class was announced starting in September 2012 with induction occurring on 6 May 2013:[13]

It was announced in October that World Golf Hall of Fame is reviewing its selection process in all five categories and that there would be no induction ceremony in 2014.[18]


Table of resultsEdit

This table summarizes all the results referred to above in date order.

Dates Tournament Status or tour Winner
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship World Golf Championships   Matt Kuchar
7–10 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship World Golf Championships   Tiger Woods
4–7 Apr Kraft Nabisco Championship LPGA major   Inbee Park
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament Men's major   Adam Scott
9–12 May The Players Championship PGA Tour   Tiger Woods
21–24 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Southern California / Annie Park
23–26 May BMW PGA Championship European Tour   Matteo Manassero
23–26 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major   Kouki Idoki
28 May – 2 Jun NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Alabama / Max Homa
6–9 Jun Wegmans LPGA Championship LPGA major   Inbee Park
6–9 Jun Regions Tradition Senior major   David Frost
10–15 Jun British Ladies Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament   Georgia Hall
13–16 Jun U.S. Open Men's major   Justin Rose
17–22 Jun The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament   Garrick Porteous
27–30 Jun Constellation Senior Players Championship Senior major   Kenny Perry
27–30 Jun U.S. Women's Open LPGA major   Inbee Park
11–14 Jul U.S. Senior Open Senior major   Kenny Perry
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Men's major   Phil Mickelson
25–28 Jul The Senior Open Championship Senior major   Mark Wiebe
1–4 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships   Tiger Woods
1–4 Aug Ricoh Women's British Open LPGA and Ladies European Tour major   Stacy Lewis
5–11 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament   Emma Talley
8–11 Aug PGA Championship Men's major   Jason Dufner
12–18 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament   Matthew Fitzpatrick
16–18 Aug Solheim Cup Europe v United States
women's professional team event
  Team Europe
22–25 Aug The Barclays PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff   Adam Scott
30 Aug – 2 Sep Deutsche Bank Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff   Henrik Stenson
7–8 Sep Walker Cup Great Britain & Ireland v United States
men's amateur team event
  United States
12–15 Sep BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff   Zach Johnson
12–15 Sep The Evian Championship LPGA and Ladies European Tour major   Suzann Pettersen
19–22 Sep The Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff   Henrik Stenson
3–6 Oct Presidents Cup United States v. International team
men's professional team event
  U.S. team
3–6 Oct Seve Trophy Great Britain & Ireland v Continental Europe
men's professional team event
  Continental Europe
24–27 Oct Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament   Lee Chang-woo
31 Oct – 3 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions World Golf Championships   Dustin Johnson
14–17 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai European Tour   Henrik Stenson
21–24 Nov CME Group Titleholders LPGA Tour   Shanshan Feng
21–24 Nov World Cup of Golf Men's professional national team event   Jason Day – individual
  Australia – team
20–22 Dec Royal Trophy Europe v Asia
men's professional team event

The following biennial events will next be played in 2014: Ryder Cup, Curtis Cup, Eisenhower Trophy, Espirito Santo Trophy. The inaugural edition of the International Crown is also planned for 2014.


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  3. ^ "Tiger returns to No. 1, wins Bay Hill". ESPN. Associated Press. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Jordan Spieth, 19, takes John Deere". ESPN. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Jim Furyk hits golf's magic mark". ESPN. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  6. ^ "With This Win: Miguel Ángel Jiménez" (Press release). PGA European Tour. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Inbee Park claims historic win". ESPN. Associated Press. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  8. ^ "32 Players, 8 Countries, 1 Crown: LPGA Unveils the International Crown" (Press release). LPGA. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Rolex Rankings". 18 March 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Rolex Rankings". 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Who's In? 2014 International Crown Officially Takes Shape" (Press release). LPGA. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Changes Made to USGA Championship Roster" (Press release). United States Golf Association. 11 February 2013. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Fred Couples leads 5 into golf Hall". ESPN. Associated Press. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Couples to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame". PGA Tour. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  15. ^ "World Golf Hall of Fame adds Venturi to 2013 class". PGA Tour. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  16. ^ "Willie Park Jr. selected for World Golf Hall of Fame". PGA Tour. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  17. ^ a b "Montgomerie, Schofield complete Hall of Fame class". PGA Tour. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  18. ^ "Golf Hall to review selection process". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.