The youngest winners of golf's major championships
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The youngest winners of golf’s major championships

It's said a golfer's prime is around the age of 32. It's rare for a player, then, to win a major championship a decade or sooner than that magic number.

Here's a look at the youngest winners in major championship history.

The Masters

Tiger Woods in 1997 at 21 years, 3 months, 14 days
Seve Ballesteros in 1980 at 23 years, 4 days
Jack Nicklaus in 1963 at 23 years, 3 months, 17 days

U.S. Open

John J. McDermott in 1911 at 19 years, 10 months, 14 days
Francis Ouimet in 1913 at 20 years, 4 months, 12 days
Bobby Jones in 1923 at 21 years, 3 months, 28 days
Rory McIlroy in 2011 at 22 years, 1 month, 17 days

Open Championship

Young Tom Morris in 1868 at 17 years, 5 months, 8 days
Young Tom Morris in 1869 at 18 years, 4 months, 26 days
Young Tom Morris in 1870 at 19 years, 4 months, 25 days

PGA Championship

Gene Sarazen in 1922 at 20 years, 5 months, 22 days
Tom Creavy in 1931 at 20 years, 7 months, 17 days
Gene Sarazen in 1923 at 21 years, 7 months, 2 days

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