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List of men’s golf major championship winners by year

The four current men's major golf championships are currently played in the chronological order of the Masters Tournament in April, the PGA Championship in May, the US Open in June and the Open Championship (British Open) in July.

Interestingly enough, that's also the order in which the tournaments were first played, youngest to oldest.

The Masters Tournament began in 1934, with the PGA Championship starting in 1916. The US Open was first played in 1895, with the Open Championship first played in 1860.

These tournaments have not always been considered major championships -- which was a classification decided in 1930 for Bobby Jones who, in that single year, became the first player to win the US Open, The Open, the US Amateur and the Amateur Championship (British Amateur) in a calendar year.

We have listed out the men's major championship winners by year, dating back to 1860. The tournaments were not always played in this order, so they are not in chronological order. Rather, they are situated by the current men's major championship calendar. The Open, US Open and PGA Championship were not played in different stages of World War I, and all four majors were not played during different stages of World War II.

However, since 1945, three of the four majors have been played continuously. The R&A canceled the 2020 Open Championship because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Men's golf major championship winners by year

YEAR MASTERS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP US OPEN THE OPEN
2021 Hideki Matsuyama Phil Mickelson (2) Jon Rahm Collin Morikawa
2020 Dustin Johnson Collin Morikawa Bryson DeChambeau Not Played
2019 Tiger Woods (5) Brooks Koepka (2) Gary Woodland Shane Lowry
2018 Patrick Reed Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka (2) Francesco Molinari
2017 Sergio García Justin Thomas Brooks Koepka Jordan Spieth
2016 Danny Willett Jimmy Walker Dustin Johnson Henrik Stenson
2015 Jordan Spieth Jason Day Jordan Spieth Zach Johnson
2014 Bubba Watson (2) Rory McIlroy (2) Martin Kaymer Rory McIlroy
2013 Adam Scott Jason Dufner Justin Rose Phil Mickelson
2012 Bubba Watson Rory McIlroy Webb Simpson Ernie Els (2)
2011 Charl Schwartzel Keegan Bradley Rory McIlroy Darren Clarke
2010 Phil Mickelson (3) Martin Kaymer Graeme McDowell Louis Oosthuizen
2009 Ángel Cabrera Yang Yong-eun Lucas Glover Stewart Cink
2008 Trevor Immelman Pádraig Harrington Tiger Woods (3) Pádraig Harrington (2)
2007 Zach Johnson Tiger Woods (4) Ángel Cabrera Pádraig Harrington
2006 Phil Mickelson (2) Tiger Woods (3) Geoff Ogilvy Tiger Woods (3)
2005 Tiger Woods (4) Phil Mickelson Michael Campbell Tiger Woods (2)
2004 Phil Mickelson Vijay Singh (2) Retief Goosen (2) Todd Hamilton
2003 Mike Weir Shaun Micheel Jim Furyk Ben Curtis
2002 Tiger Woods (3) Rich Beem Tiger Woods (2) Ernie Els
2001 Tiger Woods (2) David Toms Retief Goosen David Duval
2000 Vijay Singh Tiger Woods (2) Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
1999 José María Olazábal (2) Tiger Woods Payne Stewart (2) Paul Lawrie
1998 Mark O'Meara Vijay Singh Lee Janzen (2) Mark O'Meara
1997 Tiger Woods Davis Love III Ernie Els (2) Justin Leonard
1996 Nick Faldo (3) Mark Brooks Steve Jones Tom Lehman
1995 Ben Crenshaw (2) Steve Elkington Corey Pavin John Daly
1994 José María Olazábal Nick Price (2) Ernie Els Nick Price
1993 Bernhard Langer (2) Paul Azinger Lee Janzen Greg Norman (2)
1992 Fred Couples Nick Price Tom Kite Nick Faldo (3)
1991 Ian Woosnam John Daly Payne Stewart Ian Baker-Finch
1990 Nick Faldo (2) Wayne Grady Hale Irwin (3) Nick Faldo (2)
1989 Nick Faldo Payne Stewart Curtis Strange (2) Mark Calcavecchia
1988 Sandy Lyle Jeff Sluman Curtis Strange Seve Ballesteros (3)
1987 Larry Mize Larry Nelson (2) Scott Simpson Nick Faldo
1986 Jack Nicklaus (6) Bob Tway Raymond Floyd Greg Norman
1985 Bernhard Langer Hubert Green Andy North (2) Sandy Lyle
1984 Ben Crenshaw Lee Trevino (2) Fuzzy Zoeller Seve Ballesteros (2)
1983 Seve Ballesteros (2) Hal Sutton Larry Nelson Tom Watson (5)
1982 Craig Stadler Raymond Floyd (2) Tom Watson Tom Watson (4)
1981 Tom Watson (2) Larry Nelson David Graham Bill Rogers
1980 Seve Ballesteros Jack Nicklaus (5) Jack Nicklaus (4) Tom Watson (3)
1979 Fuzzy Zoeller David Graham Hale Irwin (2) Seve Ballesteros
1978 Gary Player (3) John Mahaffey Andy North Jack Nicklaus (3)
1977 Tom Watson Lanny Wadkins Hubert Green Tom Watson (2)
1976 Raymond Floyd Dave Stockton (2) Jerry Pate Johnny Miller
1975 Jack Nicklaus (5) Jack Nicklaus (4) Lou Graham Tom Watson
1974 Gary Player (2) Lee Trevino Hale Irwin Gary Player (3)
1973 Tommy Aaron Jack Nicklaus (3) Johnny Miller Tom Weiskopf
1972 Jack Nicklaus (4) Gary Player (2) Jack Nicklaus (3) Lee Trevino (2)
1971 Charles Coody Jack Nicklaus (2) Lee Trevino (2) Lee Trevino
1970 Billy Casper Dave Stockton Tony Jacklin Jack Nicklaus (2)
1969 George Archer Raymond Floyd Orville Moody Tony Jacklin
1968 Bob Goalby Julius Boros Lee Trevino Gary Player (2)
1967 Gay Brewer Don January Jack Nicklaus (2) Roberto De Vicenzo
1966 Jack Nicklaus (3) Al Geiberger Billy Casper (2) Jack Nicklaus
1965 Jack Nicklaus (2) Dave Marr Gary Player Peter Thomson (5)
1964 Arnold Palmer (4) Bobby Nichols Ken Venturi Tony Lema
1963 Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus Julius Boros (2) Bob Charles
1962 Arnold Palmer (3) Gary Player Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer (2)
1961 Gary Player Jerry Barber Gene Littler Arnold Palmer
1960 Arnold Palmer (2) Jay Hebert Arnold Palmer Kel Nagle
1959 Art Wall Jr. Bob Rosburg Billy Casper Gary Player
1958 Arnold Palmer Dow Finsterwald Tommy Bolt Peter Thomson (4)
1957 Doug Ford Lionel Hebert Dick Mayer Bobby Locke (4)
1956 Jack Burke Jr. Jack Burke Jr. Cary Middlecoff (2) Peter Thomson (3)
1955 Cary Middlecoff Doug Ford Jack Fleck Peter Thomson (2)
1954 Sam Snead (3) Chick Harbert Ed Furgol Peter Thomson
1953 Ben Hogan (2) Walter Burkemo Ben Hogan (4) Ben Hogan
1952 Sam Snead (2) Jim Turnesa Julius Boros Bobby Locke (3)
1951 Ben Hogan Sam Snead (3) Ben Hogan (3) Max Faulkner
1950 Jimmy Demaret (3) Chandler Harper Ben Hogan (2) Bobby Locke (2)
1949 Sam Snead Sam Snead (2) Cary Middlecoff Bobby Locke
1948 Claude Harmon Ben Hogan (2) Ben Hogan Henry Cotton (3)
1947 Jimmy Demaret (2) Jim Ferrier Lew Worsham Fred Daly
1946 Herman Keiser Ben Hogan Lloyd Mangrum Sam Snead
1945 Not Played Byron Nelson (2) Not Played Not Played
1944 Not Played Bob Hamilton Not Played Not Played
1943 Not Played Not Played Not Played Not Played
1942 Byron Nelson (2) Sam Snead Not Played Not Played
1941 Craig Wood Vic Ghezzi Craig Wood Not Played
1940 Jimmy Demaret Byron Nelson Lawson Little Not Played
1939 Ralph Guldahl Henry Picard Byron Nelson Dick Burton
1938 Henry Picard Paul Runyan (2) Ralph Guldahl (2) Reg Whitcombe
1937 Byron Nelson Denny Shute (2) Ralph Guldahl Henry Cotton (2)
1936 Horton Smith (2) Denny Shute Tony Manero Alf Padgham
1935 Gene Sarazen Johnny Revolta Sam Parks Jr. Alf Perry
1934 Horton Smith Paul Runyan Olin Dutra Henry Cotton
1933 -- Gene Sarazen (3) Johnny Goodman (a) Denny Shute
1932 -- Olin Dutra Gene Sarazen (2) Gene Sarazen
1931 -- Tom Creavy Billy Burke Tommy Armour
1930 -- Tommy Armour Bobby Jones (a) (4) Bobby Jones (a) (3)
1929 -- Leo Diegel (2) Bobby Jones (a) (3) Walter Hagen (4)
1928 -- Leo Diegel Johnny Farrell Walter Hagen (3)
1927 -- Walter Hagen (5) Tommy Armour Bobby Jones (a) (2)
1926 -- Walter Hagen (4) Bobby Jones (a) (2) Bobby Jones (a)
1925 -- Walter Hagen (3) Willie Macfarlane Jim Barnes
1924 -- Walter Hagen (2) Cyril Walker Walter Hagen (2)
1923 -- Gene Sarazen (2) Bobby Jones (a) Arthur Havers
1922 -- Gene Sarazen Gene Sarazen Walter Hagen
1921 -- Walter Hagen Jim Barnes Jock Hutchison
1920 -- Jock Hutchison Ted Ray George Duncan
1919 -- Jim Barnes (2) Walter Hagen (2) Not Played
1918 -- Not Played Not Played Not Played
1917 -- Not Played Not Played Not Played
1916 -- Jim Barnes Chick Evans (a) Not Played
1915 -- -- Jerome Travers (a) Not Played
1914 -- -- Walter Hagen Harry Vardon (6)
1913 -- -- Francis Ouimet (a) John Henry Taylor (5)
1912 -- -- John McDermott (2) Ted Ray[h]
1911 -- -- John McDermott Harry Vardon (5)
1910 -- -- Alex Smith (2) James Braid (5)
1909 -- -- George Sargent John Henry Taylor (4)
1908 -- -- Fred McLeod James Braid (4)
1907 -- -- Alec Ross Arnaud Massy
1906 -- -- Alex Smith James Braid (3)
1905 -- -- Willie Anderson (4) James Braid (2)
1904 -- -- Willie Anderson (3) Jack White
1903 -- -- Willie Anderson (2) Harry Vardon (4)
1902 -- -- Laurie Auchterlonie Sandy Herd
1901 -- -- Willie Anderson James Braid
1900 -- -- Harry Vardon John Henry Taylor (3)
1899 -- -- Willie Smith Harry Vardon (3)
1898 -- -- Fred Herd Harry Vardon (2)
1897 -- -- Joe Lloyd Harold Hilton (a) (2)
1896 -- -- James Foulis Harry Vardon
1895 -- -- Horace Rawlins John Henry Taylor (2)
1894 -- -- -- John Henry Taylor
1893 -- -- -- William Auchterlonie
1892 -- -- -- Harold Hilton (a)
1891 -- -- -- Hugh Kirkaldy
1890 -- -- -- John Ball (a)
1889 -- -- -- Willie Park Jr. (2)
1888 -- -- -- Jack Burns
1887 -- -- -- Willie Park Jr.
1886 -- -- -- David Brown
1885 -- -- -- Bob Martin (2)
1884 -- -- -- Jack Simpson
1883 -- -- -- Willie Fernie
1882 -- -- -- Bob Ferguson (3)
1881 -- -- -- Bob Ferguson (2)
1880 -- -- -- Bob Ferguson
1879 -- -- -- Jamie Anderson (3)
1878 -- -- -- Jamie Anderson (2)
1877 -- -- -- Jamie Anderson
1876 -- -- -- Bob Martin
1875 -- -- -- Willie Park Sr. (4)
1874 -- -- -- Mungo Park
1873 -- -- -- Tom Kidd
1872 -- -- -- Young Tom Morris (4)
1871 -- -- -- Not Played
1870 -- -- -- Young Tom Morris (3)
1869 -- -- -- Young Tom Morris (2)
1868 -- -- -- Young Tom Morris
1867 -- -- -- Old Tom Morris (4)
1866 -- -- -- Willie Park Sr. (3)
1865 -- -- -- Andrew Strath
1864 -- -- -- Old Tom Morris (3)
1863 -- -- -- Willie Park Sr. (2)
1862 -- -- -- Old Tom Morris (2)
1861 -- -- -- Old Tom Morris
1860 -- -- -- Willie Park Sr.

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