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2024 Golf major championship predictions: Early season edition

The "Florida Swing" gets underway on the PGA Tour this week, Anthony Kim makes his long awaited return to professional golf on the LIV Tour, and we are only six weeks away from The Masters. That means it's time to make some major championship predictions for 2024 in golf. I did a piece on "way too early" predictions during the "silly season" of golf, but that list needs an update after seeing what we've seen so far in 2024. [caption id="attachment_244026" align="aligncenter" width="1757"] Part of the items honoring the career of Tiger Woods at the World Golf Hall of Fame will be the trophies he won when he held the four major championships at the same time following his victory in the 2001 Masters.Tiger Trophies[/caption] Before I make my predictions, here’s a brief look at the 2024 Major Championship venues:  The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia – This one needs no explaining. Augusta National Golf Club hosts The Masters every year in April (except for a few early years and in 2020 when it was hosted in November due to COVID) and it is typically the most anticipated major of the golf season. PGA Championship – Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky – Valhalla will be hosting its first PGA Championship since 2014 when Rory McIlroy came out on top. This will be the fourth time in its history that golfers will compete for the Wanamaker Trophy at Valhalla. U.S. Open – Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, North Carolina – Much like Valhalla, Pinehurst No. 2 will be hosting their first major championship since 2014 when they hosted the U.S. Open. This will be the fourth time it has hosted the men's U.S. Open. The Open Championship – Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, Scotland – This will be the first time Royal Troon has hosted The Open since 2016. It’ll be the 10th time overall that Troon hosts for a chance to win the Claret Jug.

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