Golf Major Winners List

by Steve | Last Updated: 19 July 2021

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.

Five men: Nicklaus, Woods, 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.


YearThe OpenThe MastersUS OpenUSPGA
2021Collin MorikawaHideki MatsuyamaJon RahmPhil Mickelson
2020Not PlayedDustin JohnsonBryson DeChambeauCollin Morikawa
2019Shane LowryTiger WoodsGary WoodlandBrooks Koepka
2018Francesco MolinariPatrick ReedBrooks KoepkaBrooks Koepka
2017Jordan SpiethSergio GarciaBrooks KoepkaJustin Thomas
2016Henrik StensonDanny WillettDustin JohnsonJimmy Walker
2015Zach JohnsonJordan SpiethJordan SpiethJason Day
2014Rory McIlroyBubba WatsonMartin KaymerRory McIlroy
2013Phil MickelsonAdam ScottJustin RoseJason Dufner
2012Ernie ElsBubba WatsonWebb SimpsonRory McIlroy
2011Darren ClarkeCharl SchwartzelRory McIlroyKeegan Bradley
2010Louis OosthuizenPhil MickelsonGraeme McDowellMartin Kaymer
2009Stewart CinkÁngel CabreraLucas GloverY.E. Yang
2008Padraig HarringtonTrevor ImmelmanTiger WoodsPadraig Harrington
2007Padraig HarringtonZach JohnsonÁngel CabreraTiger Woods
2006Tiger WoodsPhil MickelsonGeoff OgilvyTiger Woods
2005Tiger WoodsTiger WoodsMichael CampbellPhil Mickelson
2004Todd HamiltonPhil MickelsonRetief GoosenVijay Singh
2003Ben CurtisMike WeirJim FurykShaun Micheel
2002Ernie ElsTiger WoodsTiger WoodsRich Beem
2001David DuvalTiger WoodsRetief GoosenDavid Toms
2000Tiger WoodsVijay SinghTiger WoodsTiger Woods
1999Paul LaurieJosé María OlazábalPayne StewartTiger Woods
1998Mark O'MearaMark O'MearaLee JanzenVijay Singh
1997Justin LeonardTiger WoodsErnie ElsDavis Love III
1996Tom LehmanSir Nick FaldoSteve JonesMark Brooks
1995John DalyBen CrenshawCorey PavinSteve Elkington
1994Nick PriceJosé María OlazábalErnie ElsNick Price
1993Greg NormanBernhard LangerLee JanzenPaul Azinger
1992Sir Nick FaldoFred CouplesTom KiteNick Price
1991Ian Baker-FinchIan WoosnamPayne StewartJohn Daly
1990Sir Nick FaldoSir Nick FaldoHale IrwinWayne Grady
1989Mark CalcavecchiaSir Nick FaldoCurtis StrangePayne Stewart
1988Seve BallesterosSandy LyleCurtis StrangeJeff Sluman
1987Sir Nick FaldoLarry MizeScott SimpsonLarry Nelson
1986Greg NormanJack NicklausRaymond FloydBob Tway
1985Sandy LyleBernhard LangerAndy NorthHubert Green
1984Seve BallesterosBen CrenshawFuzzy ZoellerLee Trevino
1983Tom WatsonSeve BallesterosLarry NelsonHal Sutton
1982Tom WatsonCraig StadlerTom WatsonRaymond Floyd
1981Bill RogersTom WatsonDavid GrahamLarry Nelson
1980Tom WatsonSeve BallesterosJack NicklausJack Nicklaus
1979Seve BallesterosFuzzy ZoellerHale IrwinDavid Graham
1978Jack NicklausGary PlayerAndy NorthJohn Mahaffey
1977Tom WatsonTom WatsonHubert GreenLanny Wadkins
1976Johnny MillerRaymond FloydJerry PateDave Stockton
1975Tom WatsonJack NicklausLou GrahamJack Nicklaus
1974Gary PlayerGary PlayerHale IrwinLee Trevino
1973Tom WeiskopfTommy AaronJohnny MillerJack Nicklaus
1972Lee TrevinoJack NicklausJack NicklausGary Player
1971Lee TrevinoCharles CoodyLee TrevinoJack Nicklaus
1970Jack NicklausBilly CasperTony JacklinDave Stockton
1969Tony JacklinGeorge ArcherOrville MoodyRaymond Floyd
1968Gary PlayerBob GoalbyLee TrevinoJulius Boros
1967Roberto De VicenzoGay BrewerJack NicklausDon January
1966Jack NicklausJack NicklausBilly Casper JrAl Geiberger
1965Peter ThomsonJack NicklausGary PlayerDave Marr
1964Tony LemaArnold PalmerKen VenturiBobby Nichols
1963Bob CharlesJack NicklausJulius BorosJack Nicklaus
1962Arnold PalmerArnold PalmerJack NicklausGary Player
1961Arnold PalmerGary PlayerGene LittlerJerry Barber
1960Kel NagleArnold PalmerArnold PalmerJay Hebert
1959Gary PlayerArt WallBilly Casper JrBob Rosburg
1958Peter ThomsonArnold PalmerTommy BoltDow Finsterwald
1957Bobby LockeDoug FordDick MayerLionel Hebert
1956Peter ThomsonJack Burke, Jr.Cary MiddlecoffJack Burke, Jr.
1955Peter ThomsonCary MiddlecoffJack FleckDoug Ford
1954Peter ThomsonSam SneadEd FurgolChick Harbert
1953Ben HoganBen HoganBen HoganWalter Burkemo
1952Bobby LockeSam SneadJulius BorosJim Turnesa
1951Max FaulknerBen HoganBen HoganSam Snead
1950Bobby LockeJimmy DemaretBen HoganChandler Harper
1949Bobby LockeSam SneadCary MiddlecoffSam Snead
1948Henry CottonClaude HarmonBen HoganBen Hogan
1947Fred DalyJimmy DemaretLew WorshamJim Ferrier
1946Sam SneadHerman KeiserLloyd MangrumBen Hogan
1945Not PlayedNot PlayedNot PlayedByron Nelson
1944Not PlayedNot PlayedNot PlayedBob Hamilton
1943Not PlayedNot PlayedNot PlayedNot Played
1942Not PlayedByron NelsonNot PlayedSam Snead
1941Not PlayedCraig WoodCraig WoodVictor Ghezzi
1940Not PlayedJimmy DemaretLawson LittleByron Nelson
1939Dick BurtonRalph GuldahlByron NelsonHenry Picard
1938Reg WhitcombeHenry PicardRalph GuldahlPaul Runyan
1937Henry CottonByron NelsonRalph GuldahlDenny Shute
1936Alf PadghamHorton SmithTony ManeroDenny Shute
1935Alf PerryGene SarazenSam Parks JrJohnny Revolta
1934Henry CottonHorton SmithOlin DutraPaul Runyan
1933Denny ShuteJohnny Goodman (A)Gene Sarazen
1932Gene SarazenGene SarazenOlin Dutra
1931Tommy ArmourBilly BurkeTom Creavy
1930Bobby Jones (A)Bobby Jones (A)Tommy Armour
1929Walter HagenBobby Jones (A)Leo Diegel
1928Walter HagenJohnny FarrellLeo Diegel
1927Bobby JonesTommy ArmourWalter Hagen
1926Bobby JonesBobby Jones (A)Walter Hagen
1925Jim BarnesWilliam MacfarlaneWalter Hagen
1924Walter HagenCyril WalkerWalter Hagen
1923Arthur HaversBobby Jones (A)Gene Sarazen
1922Walter HagenGene SarazenGene Sarazen
1921Jock HutchisonJames M. BarnesWalter Hagen
1920George DuncanEdward RayJock Hutchison
1919Not PlayedWalter HagenJames Barnes
1918Not PlayedNot PlayedNot Played
1917Not PlayedNot PlayedNot Played
1916Not PlayedCharles Evans Jr (Am)James Barnes
1915Not PlayedJerome D. Travers (Am)
1914Harry VardonWalter Hagen
1913J.H. TaylorFrancis Ouimet (Am)
1912Ted RayJohn J. McDermott
1911Harry VardonJohn J. McDermott
1910James BraidAlex Smith
1909J.H. TaylorGeorge Sargent
1908James BraidFred McLeod
1907Arnaud MassyAlex Ross
1906James BraidAlex Smith
1905James BraidWillie Anderson
1904Jack WhiteWillie Anderson
1903Harry VardonWillie Anderson
1902Sandy HerdLaurence Auchterlonie
1901James BraidWillie Anderson
1900J.H. TaylorHarry Vardon
1899Harry VardonWillie Smith
1898Harry VardonFred Herd
1897Harold HiltonJoe Lloyd
1896Harry VardonJames Foulis
1895J.H. TaylorHorace Rawlins
1894J.H. Taylor
1893Willie Auchterlonie
1892Harold Hilton
1891Hugh Kirkaldy
1890John Ball
1889Willie Park Jr
1888Jack Burns
1887Willie Park Jr
1886David Brown
1885Bob Martin
1884Jack Simpson
1883Willie Fernie
1882Bob Ferguson
1881Bob Ferguson
1880Bob Ferguson
1879Jamie Anderson
1878Jamie Anderson
1877Jamie Anderson
1876Bob Martin
1875Willie Park Snr
1874Mungo Park
1873Tom Kidd
1872Tom Morris Jr
1871Not Played
1870Tom Morris Jr
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
Steve King, the founder of Fore King Golf, started playing golf at the tender age of 29, after years spent playing many other sports and getting dodgy knees. Although late to the game, Steve soon fell in love with the sport and found himself, like many others, addicted to the pursuit of improvement and playing better. He is currently a member of The Kendleshire Golf Club & Hercules Golf Society, as well as running several competitions for Fore King Golf