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Ranking the Best Golf Tournaments That Aren't Major Championships
Chuck Burton/Associated Press
Rory McIlroy (in blue) won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2010. Rickie Fowler (in orange) won there in 2012.

Talk about trying to choose the prettiest girl in the beauty pageant.

The best golf tournaments on the PGA Tour is a daunting list.

The tour has long had rules, regulations and standards that individual tournaments must follow and achieve, but those became virtually irrelevant when those tournaments started making upgrades to their operations, their courses, their player services and just about everything else related to the event.

Why did they do that? To attract better and better fields and keep ahead of the competition in a very keen battle to get golf's greatest players in their events.

What that means is that there are some outstanding golf tournaments on tour right now.

Here's my take on how they rank.

 

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