16 Jul '17, 11am

British Open 2017 preview: Who performs best in majors? Crunching the numbers in the post-Tiger era

British Open 2017 preview: Who performs best in majors? Crunching the numbers in the post-Tiger era

Woods won 14 of his first 46 majors as a pro, culminating with that memorable 2008 U.S. Open. During that 11-plus-year span, there were 26 different major champs, including Woods, and 22 first-time winners. In the 36 majors that have been played since (a sample size of eight fewer majors), there have been 28 different winners, including 23 first-time major winners. Both eras produced six different multiple winners, but because our ranking only focuses on the post-Tiger Era, we’ll focus on those of a more recent vintage. Leading the way with four major titles, Rory McIlroy is the only golfer to win more than two over the past nine years. Phil Mickelson (who won two of his five career majors), Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and Padraig Harrington (who won two of his three career majors) are the only others to win multiple majors during that time.

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