The PGA Tour is the organizer of professional golf tours in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as PGA Tour Champions. The roots of the modern PGA Tour stretch back to April 10, 1916, when the Professional Golfers’ Association of America was formed. The modern tour recognizes wins from this era as PGA Tour victories despite the formal founding of the tour as a separate entity coming much later.
The PGA Tour does not run any of the four major championships (Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, The Open), or the Ryder Cup. PGA of America, runs the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship, and co-organizes the Ryder Cup with Ryder Cup Europe.