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This announcement was originally published on July 6, 2022

Proposals to host a 2024 PDGA Major will be accepted from July 5 through November 1, 2022.

This includes the PDGA United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship, the PDGA Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Championship, the PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships, the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, the PDGA Masters Disc Golf World Championships, and the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

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Brad Schick took the lead on the final nine holes to defend his U.S. Masters title. Photo: PDGA Media

Titles were defended and new PDGA Major champions were crowned this weekend at the 2022 PDGA Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Championships.

In a majority of the 19-division event, which was fueled by Visit Quad Cities and the passionate QC crew along with Iron Lion Disc Golf, the battles came down to the end.

Dutch Napier leads MP40 by three strokes. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

The cut has happened, and the final push to take down a PDGA Major title is on in the Quad Cities.

Nineteen champions will be crowned on Sunday at the 2022 PDGA Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Championships, the 12th running of the vent that honors the late pioneer and ambassador of the sport.

There are several battles that will come down to the end at Camden Park.

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Ohn Scoggins is still in control in FP40. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

Ohn Scoggins is continuing her strong season this weekend at U.S. Masters. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

Ohn Scoggins is seeing the results of her dedication this season.

All she has to do is look at the leaderboard.

No matter the tournament, Scoggins has been near the top throughout the season, whether it’s a PDGA Major, like the 2022 PDGA Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Championships this weekend, Pro Worlds or an Elite Series.

It’s easy to find Scoggins after a tournament round. She’s usually near the practice basket or back on the course, and that’s been the formula this year.

Alan Wagner is the co-leader in MP40 after the first round at the U.S. Masters. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA Media

Alan Wagner has now gotten off to strong starts in both PDGA Majors in the Masters field this year.

Now, his goal is to keep it going.

Wagner jumped out to a share of the lead on Thursday as the 2022 PDGA Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Championships got underway in the Quad Cities.

“Pretty good start,” said the Montrose, Iowa native. “I did pretty well at Worlds to start too, so hopefully I can hold it together a little better this time.”

Paul McBeth is now a six-time PDGA World Champion. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

Paul McBeth was pushed this week at the 2022 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

It started with an inspiring and breakout performance from Aaron Gossage, but also through a putt that he worked on throughout the week, a lingering injury and naysayers that suggested that he had fallen off.

He added No. 6 on Sunday.

Aaron Gossage lines up a tee shot on Friday at ECC. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

Aaron Gossage continues to play his game, and Paul McBeth recognizes it.

With that, the final chase to the 2022 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship title is on.

Gossage — the underdog, the Cinderella Story, the improbable, whatever you want to call it — has strung together four consistent rounds of ice-cold disc golf to enter the final lap through the Emporia Country Club with a three-stroke lead with his first PDGA Major and largest career win by far squarely in his sights.

Paul McBeth jumped to a share of the lead at Pro Worlds. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

Paul McBeth is surging, and Aaron Gossage didn’t blink.

With 36 holes remaining in the 2022 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, the 5-time World Champion jumped to the top and Gossage matched him step for step.

As it’s been from the start in Emporia, Kansas, the field is tight, and the pressure is mounting with just two rounds left before a PDGA World Champion is crowned.

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Tristan Tanner jumped from the B Pool into a share of the lead at Pro Worlds. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

Two dark horses and two of the top players in the world are leading the race for the 2022 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship.

And the rest of the best players to play the sport are right there chasing them.

Completing a stellar feat, Colorado’s Tristan Tanner has emerged from the B Pool in Emporia, Kansas and has made the jump to the very top. His fellow statesman, Aaron Gossage, shares the title of co-leader after putting together two solid rounds to start Pro Worlds.

Garrett Guthrie is one of five players in a tie for the lead at Pro Worlds in Emporia. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

Eagle McMahon summed it up best after his hot start to the 2022 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

"You can't win it on the first day, but you can definitely shoot yourself out of it."

McMahon certainly didn't do that as the 40th running of PDGA Worlds kicked off at the Supreme 18 at Jones Park.

Neither did a huge contingent of players.

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Eagle McMahon picked up right where he left off from the European Open. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

There's four rounds left of the 2022 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships and there's already no time to blink.

A marathon turned into a sprint on Tuesday as 286 of the top players in the world hit the courses in Emporia, Kansas to kick off the 40th edition of the PDGA World Championships and the action, as it's been throughout the 2022 season, was fast and furious.

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Moments have defined the history of the Pro Worlds.

We'll all remember the one from 2021, a clip that we've see time and time again and will likely see replayed for the foreseeable future, but that one is just the latest in a 40-year history of Pro Worlds.

Now it's time to make a new one.

The best in the sport have descended on Emporia, Kansas this week for the 2022 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships presented by Dynamic Discs.

The storylines are running deep in 2022.

The quest for No. 6 for Paige Pierce and Paul McBeth continues. Catrina Allen and James Conrad — who both had throws that defined the 2021 Worlds — are the defending champions.

Eveliina Salonen scorched the Beast on Friday. Photo: DGN

Day two of the 2022 European Open is in the books, and there was seemingly as many storylines to follow as there were rays of sunshine beaming down on the packed spectator's gallery.

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Coming into round two, Kat Mertsch was hanging onto her first career Major lead, separating herself from three different nationalities represented on the lead card, all tied up a single stroke behind her pace-setting opening day performance. Those being Catrina Allen (US), Keiti Tate (EST) and Heidi Laine (FI).

Paul McBeth is looking for his sixth European Open title as the PDGA Major returns to Finland. Photo: Kevin Huver

It’s time.

After three long years in which the world has battled a pandemic and disc golf has experienced massive growth, a PDGA Major finally returns to the international stage for the 2022 European Open presented by Discmania.

The long-awaited return to Finland and the beloved and revered Beast course at Nokia DiscGolfPark in Nokia begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, when two PDGA Major champions will be crowned.

It’s the 10th running of the European Open, which began as a PDGA Major in 2006.

JohnE McRay tees off at Eureka Temp during round one of Masters Worlds. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

JohnE McCray’s first few days at the 2022 PDGA Masters Disc Golf World Championships were full of hugs and smiles.

On Tuesday when the tournament officially kicked off, McCray, who is returning to PDGA Major action for the first time since suffering a heart attack in February, put on the game face and went to work.

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Hailey King took down her first PDGA Major in her home state. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

In her home state, Hailey King is now a PDGA Major champion.

King’s crowning capped off a thrilling finale to the 2022 PDGA United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships this past weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.

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“When I woke up this morning, I could not get the thought of me winning out of my head and I was trying so hard to calm my mind,” King said. “I just had a feeling when I woke up that I was going to take it down.”

The 2022 United States Women's Disc Golf Championship was full of numbers.

Hailey King took down her first PDGA Major title. Jennifer Allen won her second Major and 150th career win. In her 400th event, Barrett White won her 10th Major and sixth USWDGC crown. Pam Reineke and Sandy Gast, the 1992 Co-PDGA Rookies of the Year, won their combined 13th Majors. Two sisters — Therese Cuevas and Athena Cuevas — are now Major champions.

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But the most impressive number is 318, the total number of women who competed and came together over the past week in Madison, Wisconsin for the largest women's disc golf tournament in history.

Emily Yale has a three-stroke lead in FA1 heading into Championship Sunday. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

It’s going to be an incredible sprint to the finish in Madison, Wisconsin.

The fourth and final day of the 2022 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship has arrived, and the competition for a PDGA Major title is intense.

“I’ll definitely be nervous because I’m always nervous – that’s nothing new,” said Emily Yale, the leader in FA1. “I’m glad I’m doing well and hope that I show up tomorrow and play well, focus on my shots, and have a great time with the same card.

“It’s going to be really fun.”

Maria Oliva leads the 2022 USWDGC by one stroke in FPO. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

Maria Oliva, Barrett White, Linda Ray, Katara Vasher and Therese Cuevas find themselves in a new spot heading into the weekend at the 2022 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship: On top.

At the midway point of the 24th running of the USWDGC, these five take the title of leader into the final two rounds in Madison, Wisconsin. For the remaining 14 divisions, the leaderboard is tight, and the rest of the field is there, ready to charge.

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Virginia Polkinghorne is in Madison with her family, and leads the Advanced division after the first round. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

Standing near the first tee of the 2022 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship, there were hugs, laughs, nerves, and plenty of stories shared.

“Remember that one time we got in trouble?” one competitor said. “We were being a little too loud, but we were having fun.”

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At its core, the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship is a celebration of women’s disc golf, a tournament where girls and women from every corner of the planet gather to compete and, most importantly, find community.

It’s going to be a party in Madison, Wisconsin.

A record 320 women across 19 divisions kick off the 24th annual USWDGC on Thursday with a chance to grow the game, meet new friends and compete for a PDGA Major title.

The numbers continue to be staggering and highlight the growth of women playing and competing on the disc golf course.

Robert Burridge took down the 2021 USADGC. Photo: PDGA Media

Who’s got next?

A record field of 158 players will hit the famed Toboggan course in Milford, Michigan this weekend with a chance to join elite company, chase a PDGA Major title and continue their rise through the disc golf ranks.

As it’s been throughout the 21-year history of the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, the competition will be tough and the course even tougher beginning Friday.

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