Wire-to-wire winners of golf's major championships
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Wire-to-wire winners of golf’s major championships


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In the history of the four modern men's major championships, a player has won wire-to-wire, without ties, on 24 separate occasions.

Rory McIlroy became the latest to join that company with his third major-championship victory at the 2014 Open Championship.



Here's a look at the full list of wire-to-wire major champions:

Masters:

  • 1941 - Craig Wood
  • 1960 - Arnold Palmer
  • 1972 - Jack Nicklaus
  • 1976 - Raymond Floyd

U.S. Open:

  • 1914 - Walter Hagen
  • 1921 - Jim Barnes
  • 1953 - Ben Hogan
  • 1970 - Tony Jacklin
  • 2000 - Tiger Woods
  • 2002 - Tiger Woods
  • 2011 - Rory McIlroy
  • 2014 - Martin Kaymer

Open Championship:

  • 1912 - Ted Ray
  • 1927 - Bobby Jones
  • 1932 - Gene Sarazen
  • 1934 - Henry Cotton
  • 1973 - Tom Weiskopf
  • 2005 - Tiger Woods
  • 2014 - Rory McIlroy

PGA Championship:

  • 1964 - Bobby Nichols
  • 1969 - Raymond Floyd
  • 1982 - Raymond Floyd
  • 1983 - Hal Sutton
  • 2000 - Tiger Woods

The following players have posted the most major-championship victories:


4 - Tiger Woods

3 - Raymond Floyd

2 - Rory McIlroy

 

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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

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