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The Major Championships

Becoming a Major Champion is the goal of every professional golfer but, with only four opportunities a year, it is an ambitious target.

Many famous - and less famous - names have one major on their record, but far fewer are the players who have more than one major title to their credit. This page lists all of them, the true elite of world golf.

All Major Champions

Discover the full Roll of Honour since the first Major in 1860.

Amateur + Pro Majors

Jones, Nicklaus, Woods - all have Amateur majors. See the stats this way.

Most Professional Major Championship victories

Wins
Player
18 Jack Nicklaus 6: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986 4: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 3: 1966, 1970, 1978 5: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980
14 Tiger Woods 4: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 3: 2000, 2002, 2008 3: 2000, 2005, 2006 4: 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007
11 Walter Hagen   2: 1914, 1919 4: 1922, 1924, 1928, 1929 5: 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927
9 Ben Hogan 2: 1951, 1953 4: 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953 1: 1953 2: 1946, 1948
9 Gary Player 3: 1961, 1974, 1978 1: 1965 3: 1959, 1968, 1974 2: 1962, 1972
8 Tom Watson 2: 1977, 1981 1: 1982 5: 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983  
7 Harry Vardon   1: 1900 6: 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914  
7 Bobby Jones (A)   4: 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 3: 1926, 1927, 1930 Ineligible
7 Gene Sarazen 1: 1935 2: 1922, 1932 1: 1932 3: 1922, 1923, 1933
7 Sam Snead 3: 1949, 1952, 1954   1: 1946 3: 1942, 1949, 1951
7 Arnold Palmer 4: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 1: 1960 2: 1961, 1962  
6 Lee Trevino   2: 1968, 1971 2: 1971, 1972 2: 1974, 1984
6 Nick Faldo 3: 1989, 1990, 1996   3: 1987, 1990, 1992  
5 James Braid     5:1901, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910  
5 JH Taylor     5: 1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913  
5 Byron Nelson 2: 1937, 1942 1: 1939   2: 1940, 1945
5 Peter Thomson     5: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965  
5 Seve Ballesteros 2: 1980, 1983   3: 1979, 1984, 1988  
5 Phil Mickelson 3: 2004, 2006, 2010   1: 2013 1: 2005
4 Willie Park Snr     4: 1860, 1863, 1866, 1875  
4 Tom Morris Snr     4: 1861, 1862, 1864, 1867  
4 Tom Morris Jnr     4: 1868, 1869, 1870, 1872  
4 Willie Anderson     4: 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905  
4 Jim Barnes   1: 1921 3: 1916, 1919, 1925  
4 Bobby Locke     4: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1957  
4 Raymond Floyd 1: 1976 1: 1986   2: 1969, 1982
4 Ernie Els   2: 1994, 1997 2: 2002, 2012  
4 Rory McIlroy   1: 2011 1: 2014 2: 2012, 2014
3 Jamie Anderson     3:1877, 1878, 1878  
3 Bob Ferguson     3:1880, 1881, 1882  
3 Tommy Armour   1: 1927 1: 1931 1: 1930
3 Ralph Guldahl 1: 1939 2: 1937, 1938    
3 Jimmy Demaret 3: 1940, 1947, 1950      
3 Henry Cotton     3: 1934, 1937, 1948  
3 Denny Shute     1:1933 2: 1936, 1937
3 Cary Middlecoff 1: 1955 2: 1949, 1956    
3 Julius Boros   2: 1952, 1963   1: 1968
3 Billy Casper 1: 1970 2: 1959, 1966    
3 Larry Nelson   1: 1983   2: 1981, 1987
3 Hale Irwin   3: 1974, 1979, 1990    
3 Nick Price     1: 1994 2: 1992, 1994
3 Payne Stewart   2: 1991, 1999   1: 1989
3 Vijay Singh 1: 2000     2: 1998, 2004
3 Padraig Harrington     2: 2007, 2008 1: 2008
2 Bob Martin     2: 1876, 1885  
2 Willie Park Jnr     2: 1887, 1889  
2 Harold Hilton (A)     2: 1892, 1897  
2 Jock Hutchison     1: 1921 1:1920
2 John McDermott   2: 1911, 1912    
2 Alex Smith   2: 1906, 1910    
2 Ted Ray   1: 1920 1: 1912  
2 Leo Diegel       2: 1928, 1929
2 Henry Picard 1: 1938     1: 1939
2 Olin Dutra   1: 1934   1: 1932
2 Horton Smith 2: 1934, 1936      
2 Paul Runyan       2: 1934, 1938
2 Craig Wood 1: 1941 1: 1941    
2 Jack Burke 1: 1956     1: 1956
2 Doug Ford 1; 1957     1: 1955
2 Tony Jacklin   1: 1970 1: 1969  
2 Dave Stockton       2: 1970, 1976
2 Johnny Miller   1: 1973 1: 1976  
2 Hubert Green   1: 1977   1: 1985
2 David Graham   1: 1981   1: 1979
2 Andy North   2: 1978, 1985    
2 Fuzzy Zoeller 1: 1979 1: 1984    
2 Ben Crenshaw 2: 1984, 1995      
2 Bernhard Langer 2: 1985, 1993      
2 Sandy Lyle 1: 1988   1: 1985  
2 Greg Norman     2: 1986, 1993  
2 Curtis Strange   2: 1988, 1989    
2 Lee Janzen   2: 1993, 1998    
2 John Daly     1: 1995 1: 1991
2 Mark O'Meara 1: 1998   1: 1998  
2 JM Olazabal 2: 1994, 1999      
2 Retief Goosen   2: 2001, 2004    
2 Angel Cabrera 1: 2009 1: 2007    
2 Bubba Watson 2: 2012, 2014      
2 Martin Kaymer   1: 2014   1: 2010
(A) denotes Amateur






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