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Winning Records and Statistics in the History of Golf

Winning Statistics

NameVictory YearYears Before VictoryDOBChampion's Age (Yrs-Mnths-Dys)Winning Score (margin)Deceased
Horton Smith1934105/22/190825-10-3284 (1)10/14/1963
Gene Sarazen1935102/27/190233-1-12282 (PO)05/13/1999
Horton Smith1936305/22/190827-10-14285 (1)10/14/1963
Byron Nelson1937302/04/191225-2-0283 (2)09/26/2006
Henry Picard1938511/28/190630-4-7285 (2)04/30/1997
Ralph Guldahl1939311/22/191127-4-11279 (1)06/11/1987
Jimmy Demaret1940205/24/191029-10-28280 (4)12/28/1983
Craig Wood1941811/18/190139-4-19280 (3)05/08/1968
Byron Nelson1942802/04/191230-2-9280 (PO)09/26/2006
Herman Keiser1946210/07/191431-6-0282 (1)12/24/2003
Jimmy Demaret1947605/24/191036-10-27281 (2)12/28/1983
Claude Harmon1948307/14/191631-8-28279 (5)07/23/1989
Sam Snead19491005/27/191236-10-14282 (3)05/23/2002
Jimmy Demaret1950905/24/191039-10-30283 (2)12/28/1983
Ben Hogan19511008/13/191238-7-26280 (2)07/25/1997
Sam Snead19521305/27/191239-10-10286 (4)05/23/2002
Ben Hogan19531208/13/191240-7-30274 (5)07/25/1997
Sam Snead19541505/27/191241-10-16289 (PO)05/23/2002
Cary Middlecoff19551001/06/192134-3-4279 (7)09/01/1998
Jack Burke1956701/29/192333-2-10289 (1)
Doug Ford1957508/06/192234-8-1283 (3)
Arnold Palmer1958409/10/192928-6-27284 (1)
Art Wall1959411/25/192335-4-11284 (1)10/31/2001
Arnold Palmer1960609/10/192930-7-0282 (1)
Gary Player1961511/01/193525-5-9280 (1)
Arnold Palmer1962809/10/192932-6-30280 (PO)
Jack Nicklaus1963501/21/194023-2-17286 (1)
Arnold Palmer19641009/10/192934-7-2276 (6)
Jack Nicklaus1965701/21/194025-2-21271 (9)
Jack Nicklaus1966801/21/194026-2-21288 (PO)
Gay Brewer1967603/19/193235-0-21280 (1)08/31/2007
Bob Goalby1968903/14/192939-1-0277 (1)
George Archer1969310/01/193929-6-12281 (1)09/25/2005
Billy Casper19701406/24/193138-9-20279 (PO)
Charles Coody1971607/13/193733-8-29279 (2)
Jack Nicklaus19721401/21/194032-2-19286 (3)
Tommy Aaron19731102/22/193736-1-18283 (1)
Gary Player19741711/01/193538-5-13278 (2)
Jack Nicklaus19751701/21/194035-2-23276 (1)
Raymond Floyd19761209/04/194233-7-7271 (8)
Tom Watson1977409/04/194927-7-6276 (2)
Gary Player19782111/01/193542-5-8277 (1)
Fuzzy Zoeller1979111/11/195127-5-4280 (PO)
Seve Ballesteros1980404/09/195723-0-4275 (4)05/07/2011
Tom Watson1981809/04/194931-7-8280 (2)
Craig Stadler1982606/02/195328-10-9284 (PO)
Seve Ballesteros1983704/09/195726-0-2280 (4)05/07/2011
Ben Crenshaw19841301/11/195232-3-4277 (2)
Bernhard Langer1985308/27/195727-7-18282 (2)
Jack Nicklaus19862801/21/194046-2-23279 (1)
Larry Mize1987409/23/195828-6-20285 (PO)
Sandy Lyle1988702/09/195830-2-1281 (1)
Nick Faldo1989607/13/195731-8-22283 (PO)
Nick Faldo1990707/13/195732-8-21278 (PO)
Ian Woosnam1991403/02/195833-1-12277 (1)
Fred Couples1992910/03/195932-6-9275 (2)
Bernhard Langer19931108/27/195735-7-15277 (4)
Jose Maria Olazabal1994802/05/196628-2-5279 (2)
Ben Crenshaw19952401/11/195243-2-29274 (1)
Nick Faldo19961307/13/195738-8-27276 (5)
Tiger Woods1997312/30/197521-3-14270 (12)
Mark O'Meara19981501/13/195741-2-30279 (1)
Jose Maria Olazabal19991302/05/196633-2-6280 (2)
Vijay Singh2000702/22/196337-1-18278 (3)
Tiger Woods2001712/30/197525-3-9272 (2)
Tiger Woods2002812/30/197526-3-15276 (3)
Mike Weir2003405/12/197032-11-1281 (PO)
Phil Mickelson20041206/16/197033-9-26279 (1)
Tiger Woods20051112/30/197529-3-11276 (PO)
Phil Mickelson20061406/16/197035-9-23281 (2)
Zach Johnson2007302/24/197631-1-15289 (2)
Trevor Immelman2008612/16/197928-3-28280 (3)
Angel Cabrera2009909/12/196939-7-0276 (PO)
Phil Mickelson20101806/16/197039-9-26272 (3)
Charl Schwartzel2011208/13/198426-7-2826-7-28
Bubba Watson2012311/05/197833-5-3278 (PO)
Adam Scott20131107/16/198032-8-29279 (PO)
* PO indicates playoff

Most Victories

6, Jack Nicklaus,1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
4, Arnold Palmer,1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
4, Tiger Woods, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
3, Jimmy Demaret,1940, 1947, 1950
3, Sam Snead, 1949, 1952, 1954
3, Gary Player, 1961, 1974, 1978
3, Nick Faldo, 1989, 1990, 1996
3, Phil Mickelson, 2004, 2006, 2010
2, Horton Smith,1934, 1936
2, Byron Nelson,1937, 1942
2, Ben Hogan, 1951,1953
2, Tom Watson, 1977,1981
2, Seve Ballesteros,1980, 1983
2, Bernhard Langer,1985, 1993
2, Ben Crenshaw,1984, 1995
2, Jose Maria Olazabal, 1994, 1999

Wire-to-Wire Champions

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

Widest Margin of Victory

12 strokes, Tiger Woods, 1997

Best Comebacks

After 18 Holes
7 strokes, Nick Faldo, 1990
7 strokes, Tiger Woods, 2005
After 36 Holes
8 strokes, Jack Burke, 1956
After 54 Holes
8 strokes, Jack Burke, 1956
Others
9 strokes, Jack Burke, 1956 (final round)
8 strokes, Gary Player, 1978 (final round)
6 strokes, Nick Faldo, 1996 (final round)
5 strokes, Art Wall, 1959 (with 7 holes to play)
3 strokes, Fuzzy Zoeller, 1979 (with 3 holes to play)
3 strokes, Nick Faldo, 1989 (with 3 holes to play)

Number of Attempts

Before First Victory
1, Horton Smith, 1934
1, Gene Sarazen, 1935
1, Fuzzy Zoeller, 1979
2, Jimmy Demaret, 1940
2, Herman Keiser, 1946
2, Charl Schwartzel, 2011
3, Byron Nelson, 1937
3, Ralph Guldahl, 1939
3, Claude Harmon, 1948
3, George Archer, 1969
3, Bernhard Langer, 1985
3, Tiger Woods, 1997
3, Zach Johnson, 2007
3, Bubba Watson, 2012
4, Arnold Palmer, 1958
4, Art Wall, 1959
4, Tom Watson, 1977
4, Seve Ballesteros, 1980
4, Larry Mize, 1987
4, Mike Weir, 2003
4, Ian Woosnam, 1991
5, Henry Picard, 1938
5, Doug Ford, 1957
5, Gary Player, 1961
5, Jack Nicklaus,1963
6, Gay Brewer, 1967
6, Charles Coody, 1971
6, Craig Stadler, 1982
6, Nick Faldo, 1989
6, Trevor Immelman, 2008
7, Jack Burke, 1956
7, Sandy Lyle, 1988
7, Vijay Singh, 2000
8, Craig Wood, 1941
8, Jose Maria Olazabal, 1994
9, Bob Goalby, 1968
9, Fred Couples, 1992
9, Angel Cabrera, 2009
10, Sam Snead, 1949
10, Ben Hogan, 1951
10, Cary Middlecoff, 1955
11, Tommy Aaron, 1973
12, Adam Scott, 2013
12, Raymond Floyd, 1976
12, Phil Mickelson, 2004
13, Ben Crenshaw, 1984
14, Billy Casper, 1970
15, Mark O'Meara, 1998

Average Attempts Before First Victory
6, (48 players)
Before Second Victory
3, Horton Smith
6, Jimmy Demaret
6, Arnold Palmer
7, Jack Nicklaus
7, Seve Ballesteros
7, Nick Faldo
7, Tiger Woods
8, Byron Nelson
8, Tom Watson
11, Bernhard Langer
12, Ben Hogan
13, Jose Maria Olazabal
13, Sam Snead
14, Phil Mickelson
17, Gary Player
24, Ben Crenshaw
Average Attempts Before Second Victory
10 (16 players)
Before Third Victory
8, Arnold Palmer
8, Jack Nicklaus
8, Tiger Woods
9, Jimmy Demaret
13, Nick Faldo
15, Sam Snead
18, Phil Mickelson
21, Gary Player
Average Attempts Before Third Victory
14 (8 players)
Before Fourth Victory
10, Arnold Palmer
11, Tiger Woods
14, Jack Nicklaus
Before Fifth Victory
17, Jack Nicklaus
Before Sixth Victory
28, Jack Nicklaus

Round by Round

Year, Player, Score, Standing, Stroke Status with Leader
(Lows, Highs in bold face)
YearChampion18 Holes36 Holes54 Holes72 Holes
1934Horton Smith70   T1   0142   1   +1212   1   +1284   +1   +1
1935Gene Sarazen68   T2   -1139   T2   -4212   4   -3282   PO   PO
1936Horton Smith74   T3   -4145   T4   -6213   2   -3285   +1   +1
1937Byron Nelson66   1   +3138   1   +3213   T3   -4283   +2   +2
1938Henry Picard71   T4   -3143   T2   -4215   1   +1285   +2   +2
1939Ralph Guldahl72   T6   -3140   T2   -1210   1   +1279   +1   +1
1940Jimmy Demaret67   2   -3139   T1   0209   1   +1280   +4   +4
1941Craig Wood66   1   +5137   1   +3208   1   +3280   +3   +3
1942Byron Nelson68   T3   -1135   1   +1207   1   +3280   PO   PO
1946Herman Keiser69   T1   0137   1   +5208   1   +5282   +1   +1
1947Jimmy Demaret69   T1   0140   T1   0210   1   +3281   +2   +2
1948Claude Harmon70   T2   -1140   2   -1209   1   +2279   +5   +5
1949Sam Snead73   T8   -4148   T14   -5215   T2   -1282   +3   +3
1950Jimmy Demaret70   T2   -1142   3   -5214   T3   -4283   +2   +2
1951Ben Hogan70   4   -2142   T2   -1212   3   -1280   +2   +2
1952Sam Snead70   T3   -1137   1   +3214   T1   0286   +4   +4
1953Ben Hogan70   T4   -2139   1   +1205   1   +4274   +5   +5
1954Sam Snead74   T17   -4147   T5   -3217   2   -3289   PO   PO
1955Cary Middlecoff72   T4   -5137   1   +4209   1   +4279   +7   +7
1956Jack Burke72   T11   -6143   T7   -8218   T4   -8289   +1   +1
1957Doug Ford72   T2   -1145   T6   -5217   T6   -3283   +3   +3
1958Arnold Palmer70   T6   -2143   T6   -3211   T1   0284   +1   +1
1959Art Wall73   T10   -4147   T21   -6218   T13   -6284   +1   +1
1960Arnold Palmer67   1   +2140   1   +1212   1   +1282   +1   +1
1961Gary Player69   3   -1137   T1   0206   1   +4280   +1   +1
1962Arnold Palmer70   T3   -3136   1   +2205   1   +2280   PO   PO
1963Jack Nicklaus74   T14   -5140   T2   -1214   1   +1286   +1   +1
1964Arnold Palmer69   T1   0137   1   +4206   1   +5276   +6   +6
1965Jack Nicklaus67   T2   -2138   T1   0202   1   +5271   +9   +9
1966Jack Nicklaus68   1   +3144   T3   -1216   T1   0288   POPO
1967Gay Brewer73   T17   -6141   T2   -1213   T4   -2280   +1   +1
1968Bob Goalby70   T7   -2140   T3   -1211   T2   -1277   +1   +1
1969George Archer67   T2   -1140   T3   -3209   2   -1281   +1   +1
1970Billy Casper72   T11   -4140   T3   -1208   1   +1279   PO   PO
1971Charles Coody66   1   +3139   T2   -1209   T1   0279   +2   +2
1972Jack Nicklaus68   1   +1139   1   +1212   1   +1286   +3   +3
1973Tommy Aaron68   1   +1141   T1   0215   T5   -4283   +1   +1
1974Gary Player71   T16   -4142   T16   -5208   T2   -1278   +2   +2
1975Jack Nicklaus68   T2   -1135   1   +5208   2   -1276   +1   +1
1976Raymond Floyd65   1   +1131   1   +5201   1   +8271   +8   +8
1977Tom Watson70   T4   -3139   T1   0209   T1   0276   +2   +2
1978Gary Player72   T8   -4144   T16   -5213   T10   -7277   +1   +1
1979Fuzzy Zoeller70   T11   -3141   T12   -6210   T4   -6280   PO   PO
1980Seve Ballesteros66   T1   0135   1   +4203   1   +7275   +4   +4
1981Tom Watson71   T12   -2139   T2   -4209   1   +1280   +2   +2
1982Craig Stadler75   T18   -6144   T1   0211   1   +3284   PO   PO
1983Seve Ballesteros68   T4   -1138   2   -1211   3   -1280   +4   +4
1984Ben Crenshaw67   1   +1139   T3   -4209   T3   -2277   +2   +2
1985Bernhard Langer72   T14   -4146   T25   -6214   T3   -2282   +2   +2
1986Jack Nicklaus74   T25   -6145   T17   -6214   T9   -4279   +1   +1
1987Larry Mize70   2   -1142   T2   -1214   T5   -2285   PO   PO
1988Sandy Lyle71   T3   -2138   1   +2210   1   +2281   +1   +1
1989Nick Faldo68   2   -1141   T1   0218   T9   -5283   PO   PO
1990Nick Faldo71   T12   -7143   T10   -5209   3   -3278   PO   PO
1991Ian Woosnam72   T31   -5138   T2   -2205   1   +1277   +1   +1
1992Fred Couples69   T7   -4136   3   -1205   2   -1275   +2   +2
1993Bernhard Langer68   T6   -1138   T2   -1207   1   +4277   +4   +4
1994Jose Maria Olazabal74   T26   -6141   T5   -2210   2   -1279   +2   +2
1995Ben Crenshaw70   T16   -4137   T4   -2206   T1   0274   +1   +1
1996Nick Faldo69   T6   -6136   2   -4209   2   -6276   +5   +5
1997Tiger Woods70   4   -3136   1   +3201   1   +9270   +12   +12
1998Mark O'Meara74   T25   -5144   T9   -5212   T2   -2279   +1   +1
1999Jose Maria Olazabal70   T5   -1136   1   +1209   1   +1280   +2   +2
2000Vijay Singh72   T10   -4139   T2   -1209   1   +3289   +3   +3
2001Tiger Woods70   T15   -5136   T2   -2204   1   +1272   +2   +2
2002Tiger Woods70   T7   -3139   T4   -4205   T1   0276   +3   +3
2003Mike Weir70   T4   -4138   1   +4213   2   -2281   PO   PO
2004Phil Mickelson72   T15   -5141   T4   -3210   T1   0279   +1   +1
2005Tiger Woods74   T33   -7140   3   -6205   1   +3276   PO   PO
2006Phil Mickelson70   T4   -3142   T5   -4212   1   +1281   +2   +2
2007Zach Johnson71   T5   -2144   T4   -2220   T4   -2289   +2   +2
2008Trevor Immelman68   T1   --136   1   +1205   1   +2280   +3   +3
2009Angel Cabrera68   T6   -3136   3   -1205   T1   --276   PO   PO
2010Phil Mickelson67   T2   -1138   T3   -2205   2   -1272   +3   +3
2011Charl Schwartzel69   T7   -4140   T12   -6208   T2   -4274   +2   +2
2012Bubba Watson69   T4   -2140   T3   -1210   4   -3278   PO   PO
2013Adam Scott69   T10   -3141   T7   -3210   3   -1279   PO   PO
(NOTE: 11 Champions were over par at 18 holes, 7 were over par at 36 holes, and 6 were over par at 54 holes)

Age of Champions

Youngest
21 years 3 months 14 days, Tiger Woods, 1997
Youngest Second-Time Winner
25 years 2 months 21 days, Jack Nicklaus, 1965
Youngest Third-Time Winner
26 years 2 months 20 days, Jack Nicklaus, 1966
Youngest Fourth-Time Winner
29 years 3 months 11 days, Tiger Woods, 2005
Oldest
46 years 2 months 23 days, Jack Nicklaus, 1986 (6th victory)
Oldest First-Time Winner
41 Years 3 months 29 days, Mark O'Meara, 1998
Oldest Second-Time Winner
43 years 2 months 29 days, Ben Crenshaw, 1995
Oldest Third-Time Winner
42 years 5 months 8 days, Gary Player, 1978
Oldest Fourth-Time Winner
34 years 7 months 2 days, Arnold Palmer, 1964
Youngest-Oldest Fifth-Time Winner
35 years 2 months 23 days, Jack Nicklaus, 1975
Average, 77 Winners
32.66 years
Average, First-Time Winners
31.56 years (48 winners, 18 under 30)
Average, Second-Time Winners
32.81 years (16 winners, 12 over 30)
Average, Third-Time Winners
35.84 years (8 winners)
Average, Fourth-Time Winners
32.01 years (3 winners)