Can You Identify These Golfers With Wins in Multiple Majors?

By: Khadija Leon

Jack William Nicklaus (1940 - ) who has been given the nickname “The Golden Bear” is a former professional golfer who has been called the greatest golfer of all time. He has won a record of 18 major championships as well as 19 second- and third-place finishes.

James Martin Barnes (1886 – 1966) was a British professional golfer who has been called one of the leading figures in the early years of the sport. Throughout his career, he has won three different major championships – the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

Henry William “Harry” Vardon (1870 – 1937) was a professional golfer who won The Open Championship six times, a record which still stands to this day, and the U.S. Open once. Together with James Braid and J.H. Taylor, they formed the “Great Triumvirate”, dominating the sport from the 1890s to the 1910s.

Theodore Ernest Els (1969 - ), who has been called “The Big Easy” because of his stature, is a South African professional golfer who has won four major championships; the U.S. Open and The Open Championship twice each. In 2011, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Larry Gene Nelson (1947 - ) is an American professional golfer who, unlike many golfers, only took up the sport at the age of 21 after being drafted into the Army. He would later go on to win the PGA Championship twice and the U.S. Open once.

Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods (1975 - ) is an American professional golfer who has been called one of the most successful and one of the highest-paid athletes of all-time. He has a total of 14 major championship wins.

Raymond Loran Floyd (1942 - ) is an American professional golfer whose career successes include four majors titles; two PGA Championships, one Masters Tournament, and one U.S. Open, as well as three seniors majors. In 1989, he was inducted into the World of Golf Hall of Fame.

Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo (1957 - ) is an English professional golfer and golf analyst who held the title of No. 1 on the Official World Golfing Ranking for 97 weeks. Among his 41 professional wins, three are Open Championships, and three are Masters titles.

Arthur D’Arcy “Bobby” Locke (1917 – 1987) was a South African professional golfer who is best known for winning the Open Championships four times as well as 15 PGA Tour events. He also won the Southern Africa Tour (Sunshine Tour) 38 times.

Walter Charles Hagen (1892 – 1969) was an American professional golfer who has a total of 11 professional majors titles under his belt. Widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, he was the first American-born golfer to win the British Open.

Rory McIlroy (1989 - ) is an Irish professional golfer who has been ranked as the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is currently a four-time major champion and one of four players to have won three majors by the age of 25.

Lee Buck Trevino (1939 - ) is a retired American professional golfer who has often been called one of the greatest golfers in history. Before being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, he had six major championships as well as 29 PGA tour events.

William Ben Hogan (1912 – 1997) was an American professional golfer who has been named as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Apart from being known for his ball-striking ability, he has won nine professional major championships, putting him fourth overall.

Nick Price is a Zimbabwean professional golfer whose career highlights include winning the PGA Championship twice and The Open Championship in 1994. In that same decade, he reached No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and in the next, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame.

Herman Densmore “Denny” Shute (1904 – 1974) was an American professional golfer who won many major championship titles throughout the 1930s, specifically The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. In 2008, he was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros Sota (1957 – 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer who won more than 90 international tournaments including five major championships including the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship. In 1999, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

James Anderson (1842 – 1905) was a Scottish professional golf player who is best known for winning The Open Championship three times, making him one of only four players to consecutively win the Opens.

Gary Player (1935 - ), nicknamed “The Black Knight” is a South African professional golfer who has been called one of the sport’s greatest players because he is one of very few players who has accomplished the career Grand Slam. He has also been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Vijay Singh (1963 - ), whose nickname is “The Big Fijian,” is an Indo-Fijian professional golfer who among his many career wins includes The Masters in the year 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

William Earl Casper Jr. (1931 – 2015) was an American professional golfer who was one of the most prolific golfers from the 1950s to the 1970s. Casper has won two major championship titles – the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open, and placed in the top 5 in the others.

Thomas Dickson Armour (1896 – 1968) who has been called “The Silver Scot” was a Scottish-American professional golfer. He has won three of the four major championships including the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

James Braid (1870 – 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer as well as a member of the Great Triumvirate and the World Golf Hall of Fame. His major successes include winning The Open Championship five times, the last of which was in 1910.

Thomas Sturges Watson (1949 - ) is an American professional golfer who is one of the leading players in the history of the sport. Throughout his career, he has won eight major championships as well as being the number one player from McCormack’s World Golf Ranking from 1978 to 1982.

Phil Alfred Mickelson (1970 - ) who has been given the nickname "Lefty", is an American professional golfer who has won five major championships among his many title wins. They include three Masters Tournaments, a PGA Championship, and The Open Championship. He was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.

Julius Nicholas Boros (1920 – 1994) was an American professional golfer who became a professional golfer at the age of 29. He had a total of 18 PGA Tour event wins including three major championships.

Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (1902 – 1971) was an American amateur golfer was been one of the most influential people in the history of the sport. Not only did he win The Open Championship and the U.S. Open multiple times, but he was also the co-founder of the Masters Tournament.

Sir Thomas Henry Cotton (1907 – 1987) was an English professional golfer who has won the Open Championship three times becoming one of the best of his generation. His career achievements also include 30 other tournament wins.

Jordan Alexander Spieth (1993 - ) is an American professional golfer whose career highlights include being No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking and winning three major titles; The Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and he also placed 3rd in the PGA Championship.

John Byron Nelson Jr. (1912 – 2006) was an American professional golfer who has been considered to be one of greatest golfers of his generation. He has won three of the four major championships and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

James Newton Demaret (1910 – 1983) was an American professional golfer who won 31 PGA Tour Events throughout his career. He won the Masters Tournament three times and placed second in the U.S. Open.

Arnold Palmer, nicknamed “The King,” was an American professional golfer who has won three of the four major championships and is fifth on the Tour’s all-time victory list. After being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, he won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award.

John Henry “J.H.” Taylor (1871 – 1963) was an English professional golfer who has been called one of the pioneers of modern golf. He has won The Open Championship five times as well as many other titles and upon his retirement, he was a golf course architect.

Gene Sarazen was an American professional golfer who won seven major championships throughout his career and is one of five players to have won each of the four majors at least once in their career. After his retirement, not only was he inducted into the Hall of fame, he was also an honorary starter for the Masters.

Peter William Thomson (1929 – 2018) was an Australian professional golfer who is best remembered for winning the Open Championship five times. In 1988, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame

Samuel Jackson Snead (1912 – 2002) was an American professional golfer who for over four decades was one of the top players in the world. He won a record number of PGA Tour events as well as winning seven majors titles, all except the U.S. Open, although he placed 2nd four times.

Pádraig Harrington (1971 - ) is an Irish professional golfer who has won three major championships; the PGA Championship once and The Open Championship twice. He has also spent just over 300 weeks in the top 10 players of the Official World Golf Ranking.

William Law Anderson (1879 – 1910) was a Scottish professional golfer who became the first person to win four U.S. Opens, and the only person to have won three of them consecutively. He is also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Hale S. Irwin (1945 - ) is an American professional golfer who is best known for being one of the leading golfers in the 1970s and 1980s. Currently a golf course architect, he has won the U.S. Open three times and was later inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

William Payne Stewart (1957 – 1999) was an American professional golfer who has won three major championships in his career. Just a few months after a win, he died in an airplane accident and was later inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Emmett Cary Middlecoff (1921 – 1998) was an American professional golfer who won three major championships among his 40 tour wins. A dentist by trade, he gave up his career to become a full-time tour golfer by the age of 26.

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The men's major golf championships refer to four prestigious tournaments which are held annually. They include the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open and The Open Championship, three of which are held in the United States. Players from all over the world participate and those who perform well have often been regarded as the best in the field. Legions of fans flock to courses to watch their favorites, and all the tournaments are major media events.

Although these competitions are held every year, there are very few golfers who have won multiple majors, and just a handful who have won each of them, which is called a "grand slam". The current record of majors wins stands at 18 and is currently held by Jack Nicklaus. There have also been players who have consecutively won majors, the most of which is four, a record held by Walter Hagen in the PGA Championship.

How well do you the golfers who have won multiple majors titles? Everyone knows about Tiger Woods, but there are many others, so if you aren't a fan of the sport, then this quiz is going to be challenging. Either way, you should take it, you might just surprise yourself!

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