Triple Crown (golf)
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The Triple Crown in golf usually refers to the winning of the world's three oldest golf tournaments in the same year. Those tournaments are The Open Championship, also known as the British Open and founded in 1860, the U.S. Open, founded in 1895, and the South African Open, founded in 1903.
The term is often also applied to winning The Open Championship, the U.S. Open and the Canadian Open, founded in 1904. No one has won the Triple Crown incorporating the South African Open; however, there have been two holders of the Triple Crown incorporating the Canadian Open. They are Lee Trevino in 1971 and Tiger Woods in 2000.
In South Africa, the Triple Crown also refers to winning the three major domestic championships, the South African Open, the South African Masters and the South African PGA Championship. Winning all three titles in the same season is a feat only achieved by Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Ernie Els.
In Australia, the Triple Crown also refers to winning the three major domestic championships, the Australian Open, the Australian Masters and the Australian PGA Championship. Winning all three titles in the same season is a feat only achieved by Robert Allenby in 2005.
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