This time of year is great, except for all the articles written by media who know nothing about golf and cover it maybe a max of four times per year. I’ve heard people call major tournaments “Masters,” as in “there are four Masters each year…” Then there are the boneheaded “The Masters have begun” statements, like below.
The Masters is a golf tournament. It is singular. The Masters Tournament is one of four “Major Championships” per year in golf. One should say, “the Masters has begun.”