Youngest Players to Win a Major Golf Championship

Youngest players to win a major golf championship

The following players are the youngest, male or female, to win a major championship in golf.

  • Young Tom Morris - 17 years, 5 months, 8 days (1868 Open Championship)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 4 months, 20 days (2015 Evian Championship)
  • Brooke Henderson - 18 years, 9 months, 2 days (2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship)
  • Morgan Pressel - 18 years, 10 months, 9 days (2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship)
  • Yani Tseng - 19 years, 4 months, 6 days (2008 McDonald's LPGA Championship)
  • Johnny McDermott - 19 years, 10 months, 14 days (1911 U.S. Open)
  • Inbee Park - 19 years, 11 months, 17 days (2008 U.S. Women's Open)
  • Sandra Post - 20 years, 19 days (1968 LPGA Championship)
  • Ji-yai Shin - 20 years, 3 months, 6 days (2008 Women's British Open)
  • Se Ri Pak - 20 years, 7 months, 19 days (1998 McDonald's LPGA Championship)
  • Se Ri Pak - 20 years, 9 months, 7 days (1998 U.S. Women's Open)
  • Tiger Woods - 21 years, 3 months, 14 days (1997 Masters)
  • Seve Ballesteros - 22 years, 3 months, 12 days (1979 Open Championship)

Youngest winners of each major championship in men's and women's golf
PGA Tour

  • Masters -- 21 years, 3 months, 14 days, Tiger Woods, 1997
  • U.S. Open -- 19 years, 10 months, 14 days, Johnny McDermott, 1911
  • The Open Championship -- Modern: 22 years, 3 months, 12 days, Seve Ballesteros, 1979; All-time: 17 years, 5 months, 8 days, Tom Morris, Jr., 1868
  • PGA Championship -- 20 years, 5 months, 22 days, Gene Sarazen, 1922

LPGA Tour

  • Kraft Nabisco Championship -- 18 years, 10 months, 9 days, Morgan Pressel, 2007
  • KPMG Women's PGA Championship -- 18 years, 9 months, 2 days, Brooke Henderson, 2016
  • U.S. Women's Open -- 19 years, 11 months, 17 days, Inbee Park, 2008
  • Ricoh Women's British Open -- 20 years, 3 months, 6 days, Ji-yai Shin, 2008
  • Evian Championship -- 18 years, 4 months, 20 days, Lydia Ko, 2015