Golf is a tricky sport and the rules of the game and the rules for the equipment are clearly defined. The world’s best golfers play either on the PGA Tour or the European Tour. They play by the rules of the R&A and USGA. See below to find out more.
PGA Tour – The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as the Champions Tour (for golfers age 50 and older) and the Web.com Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play in the PGA Tour), as well as PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, and PGA Tour China. www.pgatour.com/
PGA European Tour – The PGA European Tour operates the three leading men’s professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. www.europeantour.com
The R&A – The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the world. It is based in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, and is regarded as the worldwide “Home of Golf”. Formerly, it was also one of the governing authorities of the game, but in 2004 this role was handed over to a newly formed group of companies, collectively known as The R&A. www.randa.org/
USGA – The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States’ national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. Together with The R&A, the USGA produces and interprets the Rules of Golf. www.usga.org/