Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth are in elite company with names like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Tom Watson. McIlroy and Mickelson would prefer to leave this group, though. All of these players have won three of golf’s four majors .
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.
Phil Mickelson won the major championship few thought he ever would on Sunday. Now all he lacks is the title he most covets to complete a rare career Grand Slam . Only five golfers—Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen— have won all four majors in their careers.
Just to recap, a golf Grand Slam is the unofficial term used to describe a golfer who wins all four major championships in a calendar year. In the modern era, the Grand Slam requires victories at the US Masters, the US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
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 .
55 Is the Lowest (Known) 18 – Hole Golf Score Ever Recorded. The lowest score ever recorded for a “regulation” 18 – hole round of golf (not an executive course, not a short course, minimum par of 70) is 55. He had 13 birdies and one eagle and used only 20 putts. The golf course where Blancas’ 55 was posted no longer exists
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.
|Jul 15 – 18||The Open Championship Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich, Kent, ENG||600|
|Jul 22 – 25||3M Open TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN • Purse: $6,600,000||500|
|Jul 29 – Aug 1||Olympic Men’s Golf Competition Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, JPN|
The Augusta National initiation fee — a onetime fee paid upon joining a golf club — is believed to be between $20,000 and $40,000 . How much is a round of golf at Pebble Beach?
|April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020||April 1, 2020 – March 30, 2021|
|Single Caddie Fee||$145||$145|
In terms of the current four majors , the first to win all four in a single year was Don Budge, who completed the feat in 1938. To date, 17 players have completed a Grand Slam , though only six in the most prestigious singles titles. Only Stefan Edberg has completed the Grand Slam in a Junior discipline.
The American is by far the richest active golfer on the planet, with his net worth estimated at $800m back in 2018. Since then he has won his 15th Major at the 2019 Masters and his 82nd PGA Tour title at the 2019 Zozo Championship.
The only golfer to win a calendar- year grand slam was Bobby Jones in 1930. And that was considered, in Jones’ time, the single-season grand slam . Other than Jones, Tiger Woods has come closest to a single-season grand slam . In 2000, Woods won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship.
three career Grand Slams
The Grand Slam Tournaments in tennis are: Wimbledon. US Open. Australian Open. French Open.
USGA Rule 3-1, “Playing for Prize Money ,” states that an amateur golfer cannot play for money in a golf match, exhibition or other competition such as a tournament. The USGA offers one exception to the rule. Amateurs can keep prize money for winning a hole-in-one contest during the course of a tournament.