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Golf Major Winners List


The men’s major golf championships, also known simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious events in professional golf.

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 single calendar year, this would be recognized as a grand slam.

No one has ever achieved this. Tiger Woods is the only player to have consecutively won all four majors, accomplishing that sequence of victories in the 2000–2001 seasons.

Jack Nicklaus has won the most majors, achieving 18 victories during his career.

Second on the list is Tiger Woods, who has won 15 majors to date; his most recent major victory was at the 2019 Masters.

Walter Hagen is third with 11 majors; he and Nicklaus have both won the most PGA Championships with five.

Nicklaus also holds the record for the most victories in the Masters, winning the tournament six times.

Additionally, Nicklaus shares the record for the most U.S. Open victories with Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan, each winning four times.

Harry Vardon holds the record for the most Open Championship victories, winning six times during his career.

Career Grand Slam Of Golf

Only five players: Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen are the only golfers to have won all four of the majors during their career, thus achieving the career grand slam.


Golf Major Winners 2020 to 2029

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
2022Scottie SchefflerJustin ThomasMatt FitzpatrickCameron Smith
2021Hideki MatsuyamaPhil MickelsonJon RahmCollin Morikawa
2020Dustin JohnsonCollin MorikawaBryson DeChambeauNot Played

Golf Major Winners 2010 to 2019

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
2019Tiger WoodsBrooks KoepkaGary WoodlandShane Lowry
2018Patrick ReedBrooks KoepkaBrooks KoepkaFrancesco Molinari
2017Sergio GarciaJustin ThomasBrooks KoepkaJordan Spieth
2016Danny WillettJimmy WalkerDustin JohnsonHenrik Stenson
2015Jordan SpiethJason DayJordan SpiethZach Johnson
2014Bubba WatsonRory McIlroyMartin KaymerRory McIlroy
2013Adam ScottJason DufnerJustin RosePhil Mickelson
2012Bubba WatsonRory McIlroyWebb SimpsonErnie Els
2011Charl SchwartzelKeegan BradleyRory McIlroyDarren Clarke
2010Phil MickelsonMartin KaymerGraeme McDowellLouis Oosthuizen

Golf Major Winners 2000 to 2009

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
2009Ángel CabreraY.E. YangLucas GloverStewart Cink
2008Trevor ImmelmanPadraig HarringtonTiger WoodsPadraig Harrington
2007Zach JohnsonTiger WoodsÁngel CabreraPadraig Harrington
2006Phil MickelsonTiger WoodsGeoff OgilvyTiger Woods
2005Tiger WoodsPhil MickelsonMichael CampbellTiger Woods
2004Phil MickelsonVijay SinghRetief GoosenTodd Hamilton
2003Mike WeirShaun MicheelJim FurykBen Curtis
2002Tiger WoodsRich BeemTiger WoodsErnie Els
2001Tiger WoodsDavid TomsRetief GoosenDavid Duval
2000Vijay SinghTiger WoodsTiger WoodsTiger Woods

Golf Major Winners 1990 to 1999

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
1999José María OlazábalTiger WoodsPayne StewartPaul Laurie
1998Mark O’MearaVijay SinghLee JanzenMark O’Meara
1997Tiger WoodsDavis Love IIIErnie ElsJustin Leonard
1996Sir Nick FaldoMark BrooksSteve JonesTom Lehman
1995Ben CrenshawSteve ElkingtonCorey PavinJohn Daly
1994José María OlazábalNick PriceErnie ElsNick Price
1993Bernhard LangerPaul AzingerLee JanzenGreg Norman
1992Fred CouplesNick PriceTom KiteSir Nick Faldo
1991Ian WoosnamJohn DalyPayne StewartIan Baker-Finch
1990Sir Nick FaldoWayne GradyHale IrwinSir Nick Faldo

Golf Major Winners 1980 to 1989

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
1989Sir Nick FaldoPayne StewartCurtis StrangeMark Calcavecchia
1988Sandy LyleJeff SlumanCurtis StrangeSeve Ballesteros
1987Larry MizeLarry NelsonScott SimpsonSir Nick Faldo
1986Jack NicklausBob TwayRaymond FloydGreg Norman
1985Bernhard LangerHubert GreenAndy NorthSandy Lyle
1984Ben CrenshawLee TrevinoFuzzy ZoellerSeve Ballesteros
1983Seve BallesterosHal SuttonLarry NelsonTom Watson
1982Craig StadlerRaymond FloydTom WatsonTom Watson
1981Tom WatsonLarry NelsonDavid GrahamBill Rogers
1980Seve BallesterosJack NicklausJack NicklausTom Watson

Golf Major Winners 1970 to 1979

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
1979Fuzzy ZoellerDavid GrahamHale IrwinSeve Ballesteros
1978Gary PlayerJohn MahaffeyAndy NorthJack Nicklaus
1977Tom WatsonLanny WadkinsHubert GreenTom Watson
1976Raymond FloydDave StocktonJerry PateJohnny Miller
1975Jack NicklausJack NicklausLou GrahamTom Watson
1974Gary PlayerLee TrevinoHale IrwinGary Player
1973Tommy AaronJack NicklausJohnny MillerTom Weiskopf
1972Jack NicklausGary PlayerJack NicklausLee Trevino
1971Charles CoodyJack NicklausLee TrevinoLee Trevino
1970Billy CasperDave StocktonTony JacklinJack Nicklaus

Golf Major Winners 1960 to 1969

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
1969George ArcherRaymond FloydOrville MoodyTony Jacklin
1968Bob GoalbyJulius BorosLee TrevinoGary Player
1967Gay BrewerDon JanuaryJack NicklausRoberto De Vicenzo
1966Jack NicklausAl GeibergerBilly Casper JrJack Nicklaus
1965Jack NicklausDave MarrGary PlayerPeter Thomson
1964Arnold PalmerBobby NicholsKen VenturiTony Lema
1963Jack NicklausJack NicklausJulius BorosBob Charles
1962Arnold PalmerGary PlayerJack NicklausArnold Palmer
1961Gary PlayerJerry BarberGene LittlerArnold Palmer
1960Arnold PalmerJay HebertArnold PalmerKel Nagle

Golf Major Winners 1950 to 1959

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
1959Art WallBob RosburgBilly Casper JrGary Player
1958Arnold PalmerDow FinsterwaldTommy BoltPeter Thomson
1957Doug FordLionel HebertDick MayerBobby Locke
1956Jack Burke, Jr.Jack Burke, Jr.Cary MiddlecoffPeter Thomson
1955Cary MiddlecoffDoug FordJack FleckPeter Thomson
1954Sam SneadChick HarbertEd FurgolPeter Thomson
1953Ben HoganWalter BurkemoBen HoganBen Hogan
1952Sam SneadJim TurnesaJulius BorosBobby Locke
1951Ben HoganSam SneadBen HoganMax Faulkner
1950Jimmy DemaretChandler HarperBen HoganBobby Locke

Golf Major Winners 1940 to 1949

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
1949Sam SneadSam SneadCary MiddlecoffBobby Locke
1948Claude HarmonBen HoganBen HoganHenry Cotton
1947Jimmy DemaretJim FerrierLew WorshamFred Daly
1946Herman KeiserBen HoganLloyd MangrumSam Snead
1945Not PlayedByron NelsonNot PlayedNot Played
1944Not PlayedBob HamiltonNot PlayedNot Played
1943Not PlayedNot PlayedNot PlayedNot Played
1942Byron NelsonSam SneadNot PlayedNot Played
1941Craig WoodVictor GhezziCraig WoodNot Played
1940Jimmy DemaretByron NelsonLawson LittleNot Played

Golf Major Winners 1930 to 1939

YearThe MastersUS PGAUS OpenThe Open
1939Ralph GuldahlHenry PicardByron NelsonDick Burton
1938Henry PicardPaul RunyanRalph GuldahlReg Whitcombe
1937Byron NelsonDenny ShuteRalph GuldahlHenry Cotton
1936Horton SmithDenny ShuteTony ManeroAlf Padgham
1935Gene SarazenJohnny RevoltaSam Parks JrAlf Perry
1934Horton SmithPaul RunyanOlin DutraHenry Cotton
1933Gene SarazenJohnny Goodman (A)Denny Shute
1932Olin DutraGene SarazenGene Sarazen
1931Tom CreavyBilly BurkeTommy Armour
1930Tommy ArmourBobby Jones (A)Bobby Jones (A)

Golf Major Winners 1920 to 1929

YearUS OpenThe Open
1929Bobby Jones (A)Walter Hagen
1928Johnny FarrellWalter Hagen
1927Tommy ArmourBobby Jones (A)
1926Bobby Jones (A)Bobby Jones (A)
1925William MacfarlaneJim Barnes
1924Cyril WalkerWalter Hagen
1923Bobby Jones (A)Arthur Havers
1922Gene SarazenWalter Hagen
1921James M. BarnesJock Hutchison
1920Edward RayGeorge Duncan

Golf Major Winners 1910 to 1919

YearUS OpenThe Open
1919Walter HagenNot Played
1918Not PlayedNot Played
1917Not PlayedNot Played
1916Charles Evans Jr (Am)Not Played
1915Jerome D. Travers (Am)Not Played
1914Walter HagenHarry Vardon
1913Francis Ouimet (Am)J.H. Taylor
1912John J. McDermottTed Ray
1911John J. McDermottHarry Vardon
1910Alex SmithJames Braid

Golf Major Winners 1900 to 1909

YearUS OpenThe Open
1909George SargentJ.H. Taylor
1908Fred McLeodJames Braid
1907Alex RossArnaud Massy
1906Alex SmithJames Braid
1905Willie AndersonJames Braid
1904Willie AndersonJack White
1903Willie AndersonHarry Vardon
1902Laurence AuchterlonieSandy Herd
1901Willie AndersonJames Braid
1900Harry VardonJ.H. Taylor

Golf Major Winners 1890 to 1899

YearUS OpenThe Open
1899Willie SmithHarry Vardon
1898Fred HerdHarry Vardon
1897Joe LloydHarold Hilton
1896James FoulisHarry Vardon
1895Horace RawlinsJ.H. Taylor
1894J.H. Taylor
1893Willie Auchterlonie
1892Harold Hilton
1891Hugh Kirkaldy
1890John Ball

Golf Major Winners 1880 to 1889

YearThe Open
1889Willie Park Jr
1888Jack Burns
1887Willie Park Jr
1886David Brown
1885Bob Martin
1884Jack Simpson
1883Willie Fernie
1882Bob Ferguson
1881Bob Ferguson
1880Bob Ferguson

Golf Major Winners 1870 to 1879

YearThe Open
1879Jamie Anderson
1878Jamie Anderson
1877Jamie Anderson
1876Bob Martin
1875Willie Park Snr
1874Mungo Park
1873Tom Kidd
1872Tom Morris Jr
1871Not Played
1870Tom Morris Jr

Golf Major Winners 1860 to 1869

YearThe Open
1869Tom Morris Jr
1868Tom Morris Jr
1867Tom Morris Snr
1866Willie Park Snr
1865Andrew Strath
1864Tom Morris Snr
1863Willie Park Snr
1862Tom Morris Snr
1861Tom Morris Snr
1860Willie Park Snr
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