The competitions are the Masters Tournament , the U.S. Open , The Open Championship and the PGA Championship , contested annually. Should the same golfer win all four majors in a calendar year, this would be recognized as a grand slam.
Major Winners in Golf by Year and Tournament
|2019||Tiger Woods||Brooks Koepka|
|2018||Patrick Reed||Brooks Koepka|
|2017||Sergio Garcia||Justin Thomas|
|2016||Danny Willett||Jimmy Walker|
Nicklaus won five of the first eight senior major championships he played in. He finished in the top 10 in 20 of his first 22, and had top-four finishes 15 times. 18. Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the only two players to achieve three career grand slams.
Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods lead the pack of major champions Jack Nicklaus — 18 Major Wins. 6 Masters (1963, ’65, ’66, ’72, ’75, ’86) Tiger Woods — 15 Major Wins. 5 Masters (1997, 2001, ’02, ’05, ’19) Walter Hagen — 11 Major Wins. 5 PGA Championships (1921, ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27) Tom Watson — 8 Major Wins.
Bobby Jones, who won the pre-Masters era Career Grand Slam once, and is the only golfer all -time to have won four majors in the same calendar year .
The Open is the most prestigious golf tournament of them all. The reason that someone ranked 396th hasn’t won the Masters is because they wouldn’t be allowed to even attempt to qualify.
Trailing Wood by three strokes with just four holes remaining, Sarazen holed a 235-yard 4-wood shot on the 15th hole for a double eagle, the rarest shot in golf . It was known as ‘the shot heard ’round the world.
For Jordan Spieth, who, at 24, has the first three legs of the career Grand Slam, the PGA Championship is the hardest golf major for him to win.
Supposedly, this is the name assigned to completing a hole having struck the ball five fewer times than par. In other words, this is what happens when you hole-out a Par 7 with two strokes or shoot a Hole-In-One on a Par Six.
The Top 10 Greatest Golfers of All Time Featured News Jack Nicklaus. Nicknamed the Golden Bear, Nicklaus gained 73 victories in his career, including 18 major golf championships. Tiger Woods. Ben Hogan . Walter Hagen. Gary Player . Sam Snead. Bobby Jones . Arnold Palmer .
|Best results in major championships (wins: 18)|
|Masters Tournament||Won: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986|
|PGA Championship||Won: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980|
|U.S. Open||Won: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980|