2013 Cumulative Majors Leaderboard

Playing in all four majors in a calendar year is the goal of almost all top-level professional golfers. Making the cut at all four majors typically puts you amongst some elite company.

Here’s the leaderboard for the 2013 majors:

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13 players made the cut at all four major championships this year, and for the second straight year Adam Scott has taken home the ‘Majors Trophy‘.

Here’s a look at recent winners (total number of players to make all four cuts in brackets):

  • 2012 (12): Adam Scott -6
  • 2011 (11): Charl Schwartzel -14
  • 2010 (10): Phil Mickelson -18
  • 2009 (12): Ross Fisher +2
  • 2008 (11): Padraig Harrington +7
  • 2007 (7): Tiger Woods -1
  • 2006 (10): Phil Mickelson -12
  • 2005 (14): Tiger Woods -26
  • 2004 (10): Phil Mickelson -26
  • 2003 (10): Mike Weir +4
  • 2002 (12): Tiger Woods -24
  • 2001 (9): David Duval -25
  • 2000 (19): Tiger Woods -53

Whilst Tiger and Phil may have dominated in recent years, Adam Scott could join some of the biggest names in golf dominating the ‘Majors Trophy’ for years to come.

Jack Nicklaus made 39 consecutive major cuts at one stage in his career, and won the title on 10 occasions, the most since records began in 1960.

10 – Jack Nicklaus (1964, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981)

5 – Tom Watson (1977, 1978, 1982, 1983*, 1984)

4 – Arnold Palmer (1960, 1961, 1962, 1966)
Nick Faldo (1988, 1989, 1990, 1992)
Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2002, 2005)

2Gary Player (1963, 1974)
Greg Norman (1986, 1989*)
Payne Stewart (1985, 1993)
Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006)
Adam Scott (2012, 2013*)
*tied

More amazing than Jack’s ten titles? The “Golden Bear” finished 2nd on the list a further seven times.

The leaderboard of golf’s iron-men reads like a who’s who of golfing greats. Here’s a look at the most times a player has made the cut in all four majors in a calendar year:

21 – Jack Nicklaus
12 – Phil Mickelson, Gary Player
11 – Nick Faldo, Arnold Palmer
10 – Ernie Els
9 – Greg Norman, Tiger Woods
8 – Jim Furyk, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin
7 – Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, Craig Stadler, Fred Couples

Three times there has been a last-man-standing situation, with only one player surviving all four major cuts: Arnold Palmer did it twice in 1960 & 1961, and Doug Sanders was the only survivor in 1967.

With back-to-back titles, Scott now has more consecutive major weekends under his belt (10) than any other player.

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Does that mean more Majors for Scott in the near future? Not according to recent ‘Major Trophy’ history.

The champion of the “Majors Trophy” has only gone on to win a major the next year 6 times since 1990, or 26% of the time. Since 1960, winners of the ‘Majors Trophy’ win a major the next year 34% of the time.

For more info and records of the Majors Trophy, visit: http://golf-majors-champion.com/winners.html

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