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Winning golfers of the major championships

Winning golfers of the major championships

By syrus

The Men’s Majors, also known as Majors, are the four most popular tournaments in professional golf. The Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship are held annually. If the same golfer wins four titles in one year, it will be known as a Grand Slam. No one has ever done this. Tiger Woods is the only player to win all four titles in a row, having accomplished such feats in the 2000-2001 season. Jack Nicklaus has won the majors with 18 career victories.  

Second on the list is Tiger Woods, who has won 15 titles so far; His last major victory came at the 2019 Masters. Walter Hagen is third with 11 majors; Nicklaus has won the most PGA championships with five and holds the record for most wins at the Masters, having won the tournament six times.  In addition, Nicklaus shares the record for most US Open victories with Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, and Ben Hogan, who won four times.  Harry Vardon holds the record for most Open Championship victories, winning six times in his career. 

Nicklaus, Woods, Hogan, Gary Players, and Gene Sarazen are the only golfers to win four majors in their careers, achieving the career Grand Slam. Although once considered America’s enlightened and professional sportsman, he is no longer recognized as such, and victories in these events are not bought. To date, 456 majors have been played. 226 different men have won major championships and 83 of them have won at least two.

Jack Nicklaus

During more than 23 years of sporting career, he won 73 victories, however, he reached the top by winning 18 major championships, a record that to this day no one can match. Of these 18 tournaments, six were Augusta Masters, four US Open, five PGA Championships and three British Opens. Nicknamed “The Golden Bear”, many consider him the greatest golfer of all time. In 1974, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. 

Tiger Woods

His real name is Eldrick Woods and he was born in Cypress in 1975. Probably Niklaus’ greatest competitor for the top title. During his career, he won 79 awards. His profile includes 14 majors: four Augusta Masters, three US Open, three British Open and four PGA Championships.

Ben Hogan

He was born in Stephenville, Texas in 1912 and died in 1997. He began working as a caddie at the age of 11 and his life was so successful that he starred in the movie Follow the Sun. He distinguished himself by his perfect skill, excellent leap, and ability to hit the ball. His style remains a model for many beginners. He won four US Opens, two PGA Championships, two Augusta Masters and one Open Championship. He is one of only five players to have won a Grand Slam tournament. In 1974, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Bobby jones

The list of the greatest golfers in history also has a place for the greatest golfer of all time and, who knows, the greatest golfer. It is, of course, Robert Tire Jones, Bobby Jones, who did not turn professional because he did not want to and because he quit golf at the age of 28. He was born in 1902 in Atlanta (USA). He won the US Open three times and the British Open three times. In addition, he won the British Amateur Championship once and won the US Amateur Open five times. The year of his greatest victory was 1930. He became the first golfer to date to win all four major championships of his era in one season:

US Open, US Open, UK Open and UK Amateur. One of his greatest contributions to the history of golf is the establishment of the Masters Tournament at Augusta. At the age of 23, he was considered the best player in North America. 

Arnold Palmer

Born in 1929 in Pennsylvania, Palmer became the most popular golf star of his time thanks to his love affairs and television appearances. He won four Augusta Masters, the US Open and two PGA tournaments. Because of his amazing demeanor, he was called King. A golf course, an airport and a beverage are named after him. He was able to bring golf to more people than ever before. 

Sam Snead

Samuel Snead was born in 1912 in Virginia and died in 2002. He had an incredible career. He won 82 championships on the American tour, a record that had not been broken by any other golfer. He also won more than 70 world titles, including seven major titles. Unfortunately, he never won the US Open. 

Severiano Ballesteros 

Severiano Ballesteros was born in 1957 and is Spain’s greatest golfer. He has won hundreds of championships, including three British Opens and two Augusta Masters. He distinguished himself for his versatility and skill. Few know that he learned to dance by hitting the rocks on Pedreña beach with a homemade iron. He was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 1999 and died in 2011. He changed the Ryder Cup forever, giving it the boost, it needed to become golf’s greatest tournament.

Gary Player

Along with Severiano Ballesteros, Gary Player is the only non-American golfer on this list of the greatest players in golf history. He was born in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1935. He won nine Grand Slams. He won the Augusta Masters three times and the British Open three times. In addition, he won the PGA Championship twice and won the US Open. Among his greatest achievements was winning the Grand Slam tournament at the age of 29. Known as the “Black Knight”, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974. He is also a world-renowned golf course builder with more than 300 designs worldwide and has always been a major sponsor of the game.