List of men's major championships winning golfers

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The men's major golf championships, also known simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious events in professional golf.[1] 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 calendar year, this would be recognized as a grand slam. No one has ever achieved this, although Tiger Woods has held all four major titles at once, having won the US Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship in 2000 and the Masters in 2001; a feat dubbed the Tiger slam.[2]

Jack Nicklaus has won 18 men's major golf championships, more than any other man.

Jack Nicklaus has won the most majors, achieving 18 victories during his career.[3] Second on the list is Tiger Woods, who has won 14 majors to date; his most recent major victory was at the 2008 U.S. Open.[4] Walter Hagen is third with 11 majors;[5] he and Nicklaus have both won the most PGA Championships with five.[6] Nicklaus also holds the record for the most victories in the Masters, winning the tournament six times.[7] Additionally, Nicklaus shares the record for the most U.S. Open victories with Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan, each winning four times.[8] Harry Vardon holds the record for the most Open Championship victories, winning six times during his career.[9] Nicklaus, Woods, Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen are the only golfers to have won all four of the majors during their career,[10] thus achieving the so-called career slam.

Although the U.S. Amateur and The Amateur Championship were once considered to be majors,[11] they are no longer recognized as such, and victories in these competitions are not included in the list.

To date, a total of 221 different men have won majors. Of these, 82 have won at least two.

By golfer[edit]

Men's major championship winning golfers
Rank Country Golfer Winning span Masters U.S. Open The Open PGA Total
1  United States Jack Nicklaus 1962–1986 6 4 3 5 18
2  United States Tiger Woods 1997–2008 4 3 3 4 14
3  United States Walter Hagen 1914–1929 0 2 4 5 11
4  United States Ben Hogan 1946–1953 2 4 1 2 9
4  South Africa Gary Player 1959–1978 3 1 3 2 9
6  United States Tom Watson 1975–1983 2 1 5 0 8
7  Jersey Harry Vardon 1896–1914 0 1 6 0 7
7  United States Bobby Jones 1923–1930 0 4 3 0 7
7  United States Gene Sarazen 1922–1935 1 2 1 3 7
7  United States Sam Snead 1942–1954 3 0 1 3 7
7  United States Arnold Palmer 1958–1964 4 1 2 0 7
12  United States Lee Trevino 1968–1984 0 2 2 2 6
12  England Nick Faldo 1987–1996 3 0 3 0 6
14  Scotland James Braid 1901–1910 0 0 5 0 5
14  England John Henry Taylor 1894–1913 0 0 5 0 5
14  United States Byron Nelson 1937–1945 2 1 0 2 5
14  Australia Peter Thomson 1954–1965 0 0 5 0 5
14  Spain Seve Ballesteros 1979–1988 2 0 3 0 5
14  United States Phil Mickelson 2004–2013 3 0 1 1 5
20  Scotland Tom Morris Sr. 1861–1867 0 0 4 0 4
20  Scotland Tom Morris Jr. 1868–1872 0 0 4 0 4
20  Scotland Willie Park Sr. 1860–1875 0 0 4 0 4
20  Scotland Willie Anderson 1901–1905 0 4 0 0 4
20  England Jim Barnes 1916–1925 0 1 1 2 4
20  South Africa Bobby Locke 1949–1957 0 0 4 0 4
20  United States Raymond Floyd 1969–1986 1 1 0 2 4
20  South Africa Ernie Els 1994–2012 0 2 2 0 4
20  Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 2011–2014 0 1 1 2 4
29  Scotland James Anderson 1877–1879 0 0 3 0 3
29  Scotland Bob Ferguson 1880–1882 0 0 3 0 3
29  United States Tommy Armour 1927–1931 0 1 1 1 3
29  United States Denny Shute 1933–1937 0 0 1 2 3
29  United States Ralph Guldahl 1937–1939 1 2 0 0 3
29  England Henry Cotton 1934–1948 0 0 3 0 3
29  United States Jimmy Demaret 1940–1950 3 0 0 0 3
29  United States Cary Middlecoff 1949–1956 1 2 0 0 3
29  United States Julius Boros 1952–1968 0 2 0 1 3
29  United States Billy Casper 1959–1970 1 2 0 0 3
29  United States Larry Nelson 1981–1987 0 1 0 2 3
29  United States Hale Irwin 1974–1990 0 3 0 0 3
29  Zimbabwe Nick Price 1992–1994 0 0 1 2 3
29  United States Payne Stewart 1989–1999 0 2 0 1 3
29  Fiji Vijay Singh 1998–2004 1 0 0 2 3
29  Ireland Pádraig Harrington 2007–2008 0 0 2 1 3
29  United States Jordan Spieth 2015–2017 1 1 1 0 3
29  United States Brooks Koepka 2017–2018 0 2 0 1 3
47  Scotland Bob Martin 1876–1885 0 0 2 0 2
47  Scotland Willie Park Jr. 1887–1889 0 0 2 0 2
47  England Harold Hilton 1892–1897 0 0 2 0 2
47  Scotland Alex Smith 1906–1910 0 2 0 0 2
47  United States John McDermott 1911–1912 0 2 0 0 2
47  Jersey Ted Ray 1912–1920 0 1 1 0 2
47  United States Jock Hutchison 1920–1921 0 0 1 1 2
47  United States Leo Diegel 1928–1929 0 0 0 2 2
47  United States Olin Dutra 1932–1934 0 1 0 1 2
47  United States Horton Smith 1934–1936 2 0 0 0 2
47  United States Paul Runyan 1934–1938 0 0 0 2 2
47  United States Henry Picard 1938–1939 1 0 0 1 2
47  United States Craig Wood 1941 1 1 0 0 2
47  United States Jack Burke Jr. 1956 1 0 0 1 2
47  United States Doug Ford 1955–1957 1 0 0 1 2
47  England Tony Jacklin 1969–1970 0 1 1 0 2
47  United States Dave Stockton 1970–1976 0 0 0 2 2
47  United States Johnny Miller 1973–1976 0 1 1 0 2
47  Australia David Graham 1979–1981 0 1 0 1 2
47  United States Fuzzy Zoeller 1979–1984 1 1 0 0 2
47  United States Hubert Green 1977–1985 0 1 0 1 2
47  United States Andy North 1978–1985 0 2 0 0 2
47  Scotland Sandy Lyle 1985–1988 1 0 1 0 2
47  United States Curtis Strange 1988–1989 0 2 0 0 2
47  Germany Bernhard Langer 1985–1993 2 0 0 0 2
47  Australia Greg Norman 1986–1993 0 0 2 0 2
47  United States Ben Crenshaw 1984–1995 2 0 0 0 2
47  United States John Daly 1991–1995 0 0 1 1 2
47  United States Lee Janzen 1993–1998 0 2 0 0 2
47  United States Mark O'Meara 1998 1 0 1 0 2
47  Spain José María Olazábal 1994–1999 2 0 0 0 2
47  South Africa Retief Goosen 2001–2004 0 2 0 0 2
47  Argentina Ángel Cabrera 2007–2009 1 1 0 0 2
47  United States Bubba Watson 2012–2014 2 0 0 0 2
47  Germany Martin Kaymer 2010–2014 0 1 0 1 2
47  United States Zach Johnson 2007–2015 1 0 1 0 2
83  Scotland Andrew Strath 1865 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Tom Kidd 1873 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Mungo Park 1874 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Willie Fernie 1883 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Jack Simpson 1884 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland David Brown 1886 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Jack Burns 1888 0 0 1 0 1
83  England John Ball 1890 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Hugh Kirkaldy 1891 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland William Auchterlonie 1893 0 0 1 0 1
83  England Horace Rawlins 1895 0 1 0 0 1
83  Scotland James Foulis 1896 0 1 0 0 1
83  England Joe Lloyd 1897 0 1 0 0 1
83  Scotland Fred Herd 1898 0 1 0 0 1
83  Scotland Willie Smith 1899 0 1 0 0 1
83  Scotland Laurie Auchterlonie 1902 0 1 0 0 1
83  Scotland Sandy Herd 1902 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Jack White 1904 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Alec Ross 1907 0 1 0 0 1
83  France Arnaud Massy 1907 0 0 1 0 1
83  Scotland Fred McLeod 1908 0 1 0 0 1
83  England George Sargent 1909 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Francis Ouimet 1913 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Jerome Travers 1915 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Chick Evans 1916 0 1 0 0 1
83  Scotland George Duncan 1920 0 0 1 0 1
83  England Arthur Havers 1923 0 0 1 0 1
83  England Cyril Walker 1924 0 1 0 0 1
83  Scotland Willie Macfarlane 1925 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Johnny Farrell 1928 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Billy Burke 1931 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Tom Creavy 1931 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Johnny Goodman 1933 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Sam Parks Jr. 1935 0 1 0 0 1
83  England Alf Perry 1935 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Johnny Revolta 1935 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Tony Manero 1936 0 1 0 0 1
83  England Alf Padgham 1936 0 0 1 0 1
83  England Reg Whitcombe 1938 0 0 1 0 1
83  England Dick Burton 1939 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Lawson Little 1940 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Vic Ghezzi 1941 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Bob Hamilton 1944 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Herman Keiser 1946 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Lloyd Mangrum 1946 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Lew Worsham 1947 0 1 0 0 1
83  Northern Ireland Fred Daly 1947 0 0 1 0 1
83  Australia Jim Ferrier 1947 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Claude Harmon 1948 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Chandler Harper 1950 0 0 0 1 1
83  England Max Faulkner 1951 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Jim Turnesa 1952 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Walter Burkemo 1953 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Ed Furgol 1954 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Chick Harbert 1954 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Jack Fleck 1955 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Dick Mayer 1957 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Lionel Hebert 1957 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Tommy Bolt 1958 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Dow Finsterwald 1958 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Art Wall Jr. 1959 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Bob Rosburg 1959 0 0 0 1 1
83  Australia Kel Nagle 1960 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Jay Hebert 1960 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Gene Littler 1961 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Jerry Barber 1961 0 0 0 1 1
83  New Zealand Bob Charles 1963 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Ken Venturi 1964 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Tony Lema 1964 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Bobby Nichols 1964 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Dave Marr 1965 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Al Geiberger 1966 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Gay Brewer 1967 1 0 0 0 1
83  Argentina Roberto DeVicenzo 1967 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Don January 1967 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Bob Goalby 1968 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States George Archer 1969 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Orville Moody 1969 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Charles Coody 1971 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Tommy Aaron 1973 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Tom Weiskopf 1973 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Lou Graham 1975 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Jerry Pate 1976 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Lanny Wadkins 1977 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States John Mahaffey 1978 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Bill Rogers 1981 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Craig Stadler 1982 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Hal Sutton 1983 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Bob Tway 1986 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Larry Mize 1987 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Scott Simpson 1987 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Jeff Sluman 1988 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Mark Calcavecchia 1989 0 0 1 0 1
83  Australia Wayne Grady 1990 0 0 0 1 1
83  Wales Ian Woosnam 1991 1 0 0 0 1
83  Australia Ian Baker-Finch 1991 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Fred Couples 1992 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Tom Kite 1992 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Paul Azinger 1993 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Corey Pavin 1995 0 1 0 0 1
83  Australia Steve Elkington 1995 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Steve Jones 1996 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Tom Lehman 1996 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Mark Brooks 1996 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Justin Leonard 1997 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Davis Love III 1997 0 0 0 1 1
83  Scotland Paul Lawrie 1999 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States David Duval 2001 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States David Toms 2001 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Rich Beem 2002 0 0 0 1 1
83  Canada Mike Weir 2003 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Jim Furyk 2003 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Ben Curtis 2003 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Shaun Micheel 2003 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Todd Hamilton 2004 0 0 1 0 1
83  New Zealand Michael Campbell 2005 0 1 0 0 1
83  Australia Geoff Ogilvy 2006 0 1 0 0 1
83  South Africa Trevor Immelman 2008 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Lucas Glover 2009 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Stewart Cink 2009 0 0 1 0 1
83  South Korea Yang Yong-eun 2009 0 0 0 1 1
83  Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell 2010 0 1 0 0 1
83  South Africa Louis Oosthuizen 2010 0 0 1 0 1
83  South Africa Charl Schwartzel 2011 1 0 0 0 1
83  Northern Ireland Darren Clarke 2011 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Keegan Bradley 2011 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Webb Simpson 2012 0 1 0 0 1
83  Australia Adam Scott 2013 1 0 0 0 1
83  England Justin Rose 2013 0 1 0 0 1
83  United States Jason Dufner 2013 0 0 0 1 1
83  Australia Jason Day 2015 0 0 0 1 1
83  England Danny Willett 2016 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Dustin Johnson 2016 0 1 0 0 1
83  Sweden Henrik Stenson 2016 0 0 1 0 1
83  United States Jimmy Walker 2016 0 0 0 1 1
83  Spain Sergio García 2017 1 0 0 0 1
83  United States Justin Thomas 2017 0 0 0 1 1
83  United States Patrick Reed 2018 1 0 0 0 1
83  Italy Francesco Molinari 2018 0 0 1 0 1
Legend
Player has won all four majors (career slam)

By country[edit]

Men's major championship winning golfers by country
Country Masters U.S. Open The Open PGA Total
 United States 60 84 44 82 270
 Scotland 1 13 41 0 55
 England 4 7 22 2 35
 South Africa 5 5 10 2 22
 Australia 1 2 9 5 17
 Jersey 0 2 7 0 9
 Spain 5 0 3 0 8
 Northern Ireland 0 2 3 2 7
 Germany 2 1 0 1 4
 Zimbabwe 0 0 1 2 3
 Fiji 1 0 0 2 3
 Ireland 0 0 2 1 3
 Argentina 1 1 1 0 3
 New Zealand 0 1 1 0 2
 France 0 0 1 0 1
 Wales 1 0 0 0 1
 Canada 1 0 0 0 1
 South Korea 0 0 0 1 1
 Sweden 0 0 1 0 1
 Italy 0 0 1 0 1

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

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