Franck Peltier loves digital currencies. There’s some expectations to have when it comes to betting on the right one… a thrill. The same one you can get while watching a good golf game. Especially from the last decade. Let me tell you more about it.
The Global Trend
The year 2000 saw the rise of new champions coming from a second streak of emerging countries such as the likes of Nick Price of Zimbabwe, Vijay Singh of Fidji, Inbee Park or Yang Yong-eun of South Korea.
The world also discovered an unexpected champion, Tiger Woods, who was topping men’s golf competition at 21 years only. Winning 14 senior tournaments, “the Tiger” who overcame obstacles would completely alter the golf game through his sports results while pulling new publics.
The year 2000 marked the end of the second era of the sport and the start of the third one without inducing a change on men’s category. With the ladies, the third era (2011-2012) witnessed an increase in the number of golf tours; namely Kraft Nabisco Championship and the Women’s British Open against a replacement of two other tournaments; Nabisco Dinah Shore and Du Maurier Classic from the second era (1973-2000).
The fourth era began in 2013 with five women tours: ANA Inspiration, U.S. Women’s Open, Women’s PGA Championship, Women’s British Open and The Evian Championship.
Major Tours in the Year 2000
The Grand Chelem for men’s category.
In 2000, the Grand Chelem which is being hosted in the USA and UK since 1960 registered the near-domination of Tiger Woods. The US-born golfer had his way with a triple win at the USA Open in June, the British Open in July and in the PGA Championship in August. Fidjien Vijay Singh was crowned king at the Masters of April.
Women’s majors was led by Australia’s Karrie Webb back in 2000, with a double win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open. Meanwhile, Americans Juli Inkster and Meg Mallon won the LPGA Championship and Maurier Classic Tour respectively.
Olympic Golf Games
The 2000s also marked the return of golf in the Olympic arena following its absence in that milieu for more than a century. Thanks to the executive meeting held by the Olympic Committee in Berlin in 2009, golf which later became an Olympic sport, made it in a renewed and triumphal way at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.