What are the World Golf Championships?

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World Golf Championships - Bubba Watson

Clue

The reference to World does not exactly reflect where they are played.

Answer

The World Golf Championships are four annual events designed to bring the best players together other than for the existing four major championships. They are official money events on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. The events are the WGC - Workday Championship, WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play, WGC - FedEx St Jude Invitational and the WGC- HSBC Champions.

More about the World Golf Championships

At the time of launch in 1999, the publicity suggested the formation of a "World Tour" developing around the majors and the WGC events. Whilst this is no longer promoted, the WGC rank as the highest profile events outside the majors and the Players Championship at least in terms of Official World Golf Ranking points.

They generally attract almost all of the elite players eligible to compete.