The PGA is the largest working sports organization in the world. Its main goal is to enhance the golfing experience of many of golfers across the world. Its annual PGA Tour Championship is one of the world’s four major golf tournaments.
Professional Golfers’ Association of America, the organization formed in the United States in 1916 at the instigation of Rodman Wanamaker, a Philadelphia businessman, with the stated purpose of promoting interest in professional golf, elevating the standards of the game, and advancing the welfare of its members. By the early 21st century the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (often conventionally shortened to “PGA”) had a membership of more than 25,000 playing and teaching professionals.
Its annual PGA Championship is one of the world’s four major golf tournaments.
In addition, it shares in the conduct of an international team match with Great Britain for the Ryder Cup and cosponsors an annual yearlong series of tournaments, called the PGA Tour, held throughout North America (but primarily in the United States). Other activities include the maintenance of a Hall of Fame and a training program for would-be touring professionals.