A CEN­TURY OF MA­JORS

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

164 – Jack Nick­laus (18 wins) 150 – Gary Player (9) 145 – Tom Wat­son (8) 143 – Arnold Palmer (7) 127 – Ray­mond Floyd (4) 118 – Sam Snead (7) 117 – Ben Cren­shaw (2) 115 – Gene Sarazen (7) 109 – Tom Kite (1) 108 – Mark O’Meara (2) 104 – Bern­hard Langer (2) 100 – Nick Faldo (6)

FIRST TO 100 MA­JORS

Gene Sarazen at 1970 Mas­ters, age 68. Sam Snead at 1974 PGA. He fin­ished T-3 at age 62. Arnold Palmer at 1982 Open, age 52. Gary Player at 1983 Open, age 47. Jack Nick­laus at 1984 PGA, age 44.

SO NEARLY THERE

99 – Ernie Els (4 wins), Phil Mick­el­son (5) 98 – Fred Cou­ples (1), Davis Love (1) 96 – Craig Stadler (1) 94 – Billy Casper (3) 92 – Vi­jay Singh (3), Hale Ir­win (3) 91 – Greg Nor­man (2)

MOST MA­JORS WITH­OUT A WIN

86 – Jay Haas 78 – Lee West­wood 75 – Colin Mont­gomerie 70 – Scott Hoch 68 – Steve Stricker, Miguel Jimenez

FEWEST MA­JORS TO WIN

1 – Ben Cur­tis (2003 Open) & Kee­gan Bradley (2011 PGA) 3 – Jerry Pate (1974 US Open), John Daly (1991 PGA) & Shaun

Micheel (2003 PGA) 4 – Lee Trevino (1968 US Open) & Rich Beem (2002 PGA) 5 – Bob Tway (1986 PGA) & Webb Simp­son (2012 US Open) 6 – Fuzzy Zoeller (1979 Mas­ters) 7 – Tiger Woods (first ma­jor as pro), Jeff Sluman 8 – Ernie Els, Billy Casper, Todd Hamil­ton, Y E Yang, Lee Janzen 9 – Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Tom Wat­son, Bobby Ni­chols, Louis Oosthuizen & Jor­dan Spi­eth 10 – Seve Balles­teros, Jack Nick­laus (sec­ond ma­jor as pro)

MOST MA­JORS BE­FORE FIRST WIN

74 – Ser­gio Gar­cia 72 – Tom Kite

MOST CON­SEC­U­TIVE MA­JORS

146 by Jack Nick­laus from the 1962 Mas­ters to the 1998 US Open. 87 by Tom Wat­son from 1974 PGA to 1996 US Open.

SOUTH AFRICANS IN MA­JORS s

150 – Gary Player 98 – Ernie Els 87 – Nick Price 65 – Retief Goosen 61 – David Frost 45 – Tim Clark 42 – Bobby Locke

MOST AP­PEAR­ANCES IN EACH MA­JOR

Mas­ters: Gary Player 52, Arnold Palmer 50 US Open: Jack Nick­laus 44 Open: Gary Player 46 PGA: Sam Snead 38, Nick­laus & Palmer 37

LONG­EST SPAN OF YEARS PLAY­ING MA­JORS

53 years – Gene Sarazen, 1920 US Open to 1973 Open 53 years – Gary Player, 1956 Open to 2009 Mas­ters 51 years – Arnold Palmer, 1953 US Open to 2004 Mas­ters 48 years – Jack Nick­laus, 1957 US Open to 2005 Open

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.