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Major Championship Winners in Golf Part 2 (1950 - 2011)

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The PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association [of America]) holds four major golf championships every year, commonly referred to as the “Major Championships,” or the “Majors.” These four annual tournaments are the most prestigious in professional golf.

  • The Masters Tournament
  • The U.S. Open Championship
  • The Open Championship
  • The PGA Championship

A “Grand Slam” in golf is winning all the major championships in the same calendar year. Only one golfer has achieved this honor, Bobby Jones did it in 1930.

A “Career Grand Slam” is winning all four major championships at any time during a career. Only five golfers have achieved a Career Grand Slam; Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Woods and Nicklaus have won each of the four Major championships three times.

This list covers the major championship winners in golf from 1950 through 2011. To see a list of winners from 1860 through 1949, see Major Championship Winners in Golf Part 1.

Major Championship Winners in Golf (1950 – 2011)

2011

Masters: Charl Schwartzel
U.S. Open: Rory McILROY
The Open: Darren Clarke
PGA: Keegan Bradley

2010

Masters: Phil Mickelson
U.S. Open: Graeme McDowell
The Open: Louis Oosthuizen
PGA:  Martin Kaymer

2009

Masters: Ángel Cabrera
U.S. Open: Lucas Glover
The Open: Stewart Cink
PGA: Yang Yong-eun

2008 

Masters: Trevor Immelman
U.S. Open: Tiger Woods
The Open: Pádraig Harrington
PGA: Pádraig Harrington

2007

Masters: Zach Johnson
U.S. Open: Ángel Cabrera
The Open: Pádraig Harrington
PGA: Tiger Woods

2006 

Masters: Phil Mickelson
U.S. Open: Geoff Ogilvy
The Open: Tiger Woods
PGA: Tiger Woods

2005

Masters: Tiger Woods
U.S. Open: Michael Campbell
The Open: Tiger Woods
PGA: Phil Mickelson

2004 

Masters: Phil Mickelson
U.S. Open: Retief Goosen
The Open: Todd Hamilton
PGA: Vijay Singh

2003

Masters: Mike Weir
U.S. Open: Jim Furyk
The Open: Ben Curtis
PGA: Shaun Micheel

2002

Masters: Tiger Woods
U.S. Open: Tiger Woods
The Open: Ernie Els
PGA: Rich Beem

2001

Masters: Tiger Woods
U.S. Open: Retief Goosen
The Open: David Duval
PGA: David Toms

2000

Masters: Vijay Singh
U.S. Open: Tiger Woods
The Open: Tiger Woods
PGA: Tiger Woods

1999

Masters: José María Olazábal
U.S. Open: Payne Stewart
The Open: Paul Lawrie
PGA: Tiger Woods

1998

Masters: Mark O'Meara
U.S. Open: Lee Janzen
The Open: Mark O'Meara
PGA: Vijay Singh

1997

Masters: Tiger Woods
U.S. Open: Ernie Els
The Open: Justin Leonard
PGA: Davis Love III

1996

Masters: Nick Faldo
U.S. Open: Steve Jones
The Open: Tom Lehman
PGA: Mark Brooks

1995

Masters: Ben Crenshaw
U.S. Open: Corey Pavin
The Open: John Daly
PGA: Steve Elkington

1994

Masters: José María Olazábal
U.S. Open: Ernie Els
The Open: Nick Price
PGA: Nick Price

1993

Masters: Bernhard Langer
U.S. Open: Lee Janzen
The Open: Greg Norman
PGA: Paul Azinger

1992

Masters: Fred Couples
U.S. Open: Tom Kite
The Open: Nick Faldo
PGA: Nick Price

1991

Masters: Ian Woosnam
U.S. Open: Payne Stewart
The Open: Ian Baker-Finch
PGA: John Daly 

1990

Masters: Nick Faldo
U.S. Open: Hale Irwin
The Open: Nick Faldo
PGA: Wayne Grady

1989

Masters: Nick Faldo
U.S. Open: Curtis Strange
The Open: Mark Calcavecchia
PGA: Payne Stewart

1988

Masters: Sandy Lyle
U.S. Open: Curtis Strange
The Open: Seve Ballesteros
PGA: Jeff Sluman

1987

Masters: Larry Mize
U.S. Open: Scott Simpson
The Open: Nick Faldo
PGA: Larry Nelson 

1986

Masters: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open: Raymond Floyd
The Open: Greg Norman
PGA: Bob Tway

1985

Masters: Bernhard Langer
U.S. Open: Andy North
The Open: Sandy Lyle
PGA: Hubert Green

1984 

Masters: Ben Crenshaw
U.S. Open: Fuzzy Zoeller
The Open: Seve Ballesteros
PGA: Lee Trevino 

1983

Masters: Seve Ballesteros
U.S. Open: Larry Nelson
The Open: Tom Watson
PGA: Hal Sutton

1982

Masters: Craig Stadler
U.S. Open: Tom Watson
The Open: Tom Watson
PGA: Raymond Floyd 

1981

Masters: Tom Watson
U.S. Open: David Graham
The Open: Bill Rogers
PGA: Larry Nelson 

1980 

Masters: Seve Ballesteros
U.S. Open: Jack Nicklaus
The Open: Tom Watson
PGA: Jack Nicklaus

1979

Masters: Fuzzy Zoeller
U.S. Open: Hale Irwin
The Open: Seve Ballesteros
PGA: David Graham 

1978 

Masters: Gary Player
U.S. Open: Andy North
The Open: Jack Nicklaus
PGA: John Mahaffey

1977 

Masters: Tom Watson
U.S. Open: Hubert Green
The Open: Tom Watson
PGA:  Lanny Wadkins

1976 

Masters: Raymond Floyd
U.S. Open: Jerry Pate
The Open: Johnny Miller
PGA:  Dave Stockton

1975 

Masters: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open: Lou Graham
The Open: Tom Watson
PGA:  Jack Nicklaus

1974 

Masters: Gary Player
U.S. Open: Hale Irwin
The Open: Gary Player
PGA: Lee Trevino 

1973

Masters: Tommy Aaron
U.S. Open: Johnny Miller
The Open: Tom Weiskopf
PGA: Jack Nicklaus

1972

Masters: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open Jack Nicklaus
The Open: Lee Trevino
PGA: Gary Player

1971 

Masters: Charles Coody
U.S. Open: Lee Trevino
The Open: Lee Trevino
PGA: Jack Nicklaus

1970 

Masters: Billy Casper
U.S. Open: Tony Jacklin
The Open: Jack Nicklaus
PGA: Dave Stockton 

1969

Masters: George Archer
U.S. Open: Orville Moody
The Open: Tony Jacklin
PGA: Raymond Floyd

1968 

Masters: Bob Goalby
U.S. Open: Lee Trevino
The Open: Gary Player
PGA: Julius Boros

1967 

Masters: Gay Brewer
U.S. Open: Jack Nicklaus
The Open: Roberto DeVicenzo
PGA: Don January

1966 

Masters: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open: Billy Casper
The Open: Jack Nicklaus
PGA: Al Geiberger

1965

Masters: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open: Gary Player
The Open: Peter Thomson
PGA: Dave Marr

1964 

Masters: Arnold Palmer
U.S. Open: Ken Venturi
The Open: Tony Lema
PGA: Bobby Nichols

1963 

Masters: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open: Julius Boros
The Open: Bob Charles
PGA: Jack Nicklaus 

1962 

Masters: Arnold Palmer
U.S. Open: Jack Nicklaus
The Open: Arnold Palmer
PGA: Gary Player

1961 

Masters: Gary Player
U.S. Open: Gene Littler
The Open: Arnold Palmer
PGA: Jerry Barber

1960 

Masters: Arnold Palmer
U.S. Open: Arnold Palmer
The Open: Kel Nagle
PGA:  Jay Hebert

1959 

Masters: Art Wall, Jr.
U.S. Open: Billy Casper
The Open: Gary Player
PGA: Bob Rosburg

1958 

Masters: Arnold Palmer
U.S. Open: Tommy Bolt
The Open: Peter Thomson
PGA: Dow Finsterwald

1957 

Masters: Doug Ford
U.S. Open: Dick Mayer
The Open: Bobby Locke
PGA:  Lionel Hebert

1956 

Masters: Jack Burke, Jr.
U.S. Open: Cary Middlecoff
The Open: Peter Thomson
PGA: Jack Burke, Jr.

1955 

Masters: Cary Middlecoff
U.S. Open:  Jack Fleck
The Open: Peter Thomson
PGA: Doug Ford

1954

Masters: Sam Snead
U.S. Open: Ed Furgol
The Open: Peter Thomson
PGA: Chick Harbert

1953

Masters: Ben Hogan
U.S. Open: Ben Hogan
The Open: Ben Hogan
PGA: Walter Burkemo

1952 

Masters: Sam Snead
U.S. Open: Julius Boros
The Open: Bobby Locke
PGA:  Jim Turnesa

1951 

Masters: Ben Hogan
U.S. Open: Ben Hogan
The Open: Max Faulkner
PGA: Sam Snead 

1950 

Masters: Jimmy Demaret
U.S. Open: Ben Hogan
The Open: Bobby Locke
PGA: Chandler Harper

For more information on golf, see the following articles:

Golf ~ A Four Letter Word
Ben Hogan's Five Lessons The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Top Ten Female Golfers on the LPGA Career Money List

 

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Comments

Jul 18, 2011 4:33pm
Deborah-Diane
Interesting list ... and a lot of fun to see how the names changed over the decades!
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