Golf Major Facts

To complete the annual Majors Championship a golfer has to play in, and make all four cuts in that year's Majors.

 

Multiple Winners

Multiple winners include Jack Nicklaus (10) Tiger Woods (5) Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo (4) Gary Player, Payne Stewart, Greg Norman (2). The most golfers to complete the competition was in the year 2000 when Tiger won by 35 shots and Jim Furyk was 18th and last, 80 shots behind. The fewest number of golfers to complete since 1970 was in 1988, which was won by Faldo with only Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange and Craig Stadler making the 4 cuts. (In the early years only Arnold Palmer qualified as few played in all Majors.) The average number of professionals to complete each year is about a dozen.

 

Closest Finish

The closest finish was in 1989 when Greg Norman and Nick Faldo tied. Their battle in the USPGA was merely for a top ten finish. At the end Faldo was 9th and Norman 12th in the USPGA. But in the Majors Aggregate competition they were only one shot apart in a battle they didn't know existed!

 

Widest Winning Margin

Tiger Woods had one of his best years as a professional in 2000 and won the competition by 35 shots.

 

Least Famous Winner

His name is Mudd, Jodie Mudd who beat Nick Faldo by one shot in 1991.

 

Most Consecutive Wins

Jack Nicklaus won 4 in a row from 70-73. If Faldo had won in 1991 he would have strung 5 wins in a row but he was beaten by Mudd in 1991.