Bill Nichols

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Not just any major dudes: Golf's best in big events

Who came up big in the biggest tournaments? That would be Charl Schwartzel, who finished with a 9.5 average finish in the four majors. The Masters winner was one of six players who posted multiple top-10s. The breakdown:
                                                 Masters   US Open   British  PGA    Avg.

1. Charl Schwartzel                       Win       T9      T16     T12       9.5         
2. Steve Stricker                            T11       T19    T12     T12      13.5

3. Sergio Garcia                            T35       T7      T9       T12      15.7
4. Ryan Palmer                              10         T21    T30     T19       20
5. Gary Woodland                        T24       T23    T30     T12       22.2

6. Phil Mickelson                          T27       T54    T2       T19       25.5
7. Rory McIlroy                           T15       Win    T25       64        26.2

8. Y.E. Yang                                T20       T3      T16      T69       27

9. Bill Haas                                  T42       T23     T57      T12      33.5
10. Bubba Watson                       T38       T63     T30      T26      39.2

                                                   Multiple Top-10s

Charl Schwarztel   1/Masters; T9/U.S. Open

Jason Day            T2/Masters; 2/U.S. Open

Sergio Garcia       T7/U.S. Open; T9/British Open

Lee Westwood     T3/U.S. Open; T8/PGA

Adam Scott          T2/Masters; 7/PGA
Luke Donald         T4/Masters; T8/PGA

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