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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:34 AM

its probably a toss up between micheel or yang

but i'm going to say keegan bradley, just because he is so annoying! and lets face it he hasnt done sh!t since and probably wont do in the future

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:53 AM

Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods
Ben Hogan

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:09 AM

View Postplaya, on 30 June 2016 - 05:35 PM, said:

View Postcphrey, on 30 June 2016 - 12:07 PM, said:

Micheel or Hamilton for sure...totally disappeared and have never been heard from again. Even though I love the guy, John Daly could be on the list I guess...one or two great years and then just a circus after that. Still gotta hit the shots, drain the putts, and play all 72 holes or more though.
JD may be an underchiever but he is a top 5 talent of the last 25 years. He is not even in the discussion of worst players to win a major. I'll throw Rich Beem into the mix with some of the others mentioned.

I think the thread title is unfair, as worst implies being bad. Every major winner is a very good golfer. Perhaps something like 'least likely golfer to catch lightning in a bottle during a major week' would be a more fitting title.

It could also be called "least likely golfer to be in second place when the leader implodes/misses a putt."

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:12 AM

View PostDrunkenTiger, on 01 July 2016 - 09:53 AM, said:

Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods
Ben Hogan

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So based on this thread Hogan is the worst of the top three ever?  None of the "worst major winners" were poor golfers. But on any list the last person is the worst of the______.  So give me a list of the top 10 golfers of all time and number 10 is the worst.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 12:26 PM

View Postbluesooner, on 01 July 2016 - 07:07 AM, said:

Another question would be, would you rather have 1 major of 5 regular tour wins (excluding big tournaments like The Players, Arnies, Jack's, etc...)?

One major and not much else;

Hamilton
Yang
Micheel
Campbell
Grady
Glover

Five PGA Tour wins without a major;

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Bob Toski
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Roger Maltbie

Hmmmmm..... difficult choice, but I think I favor the "five wins" group.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 12:34 PM

Micheel is far and away the worst. Apart from his PGA win he dud absolutely nothing  in terms of winning.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 12:45 PM

View Postricknoberts, on 30 June 2016 - 11:20 PM, said:

Micheel was the worst. One other top 20 in a major, no other wins on tour. Two other professional wins (Asian Tour and Nike Tour). Hamilton won twice on tour, and has 15 other professional wins. Orville Moody has to be up there as well.

This gets discussed a lot, though. What I think it more interesting is the worst player that has won multiple majors.

There is no discussion about that, because the answer is so clear: Andy North.
I see a gap. There definitely is a gap.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 01:14 PM

View Postbluesooner, on 01 July 2016 - 07:07 AM, said:

Conclusion:  there are a lot of players who have won a major who had otherwise, unspectacular careers.  And conversely, a lot of great players who have been held without.

I think most would rather have careers of Sergio/Westwood rather than Cink/Beem.

Another question would be, would you rather have 1 major of 5 regular tour wins (excluding big tournaments like The Players, Arnies, Jack's, etc...)?


To answer your question, depends on which career would net more money.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 01:48 PM

I'm going with either Mungo Park or Alf Perry.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 01:53 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 01 July 2016 - 01:48 PM, said:

I'm going with either Mungo Park or Alf Perry.

Is this TBT?  I was thinking today is Friday.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 01:55 PM

View Posttannyhoban, on 01 July 2016 - 01:53 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 01 July 2016 - 01:48 PM, said:

I'm going with either Mungo Park or Alf Perry.

Is this TBT?  I was thinking today is Friday.

Hey, I scrolled through a list of major winners and they are the only two I had never really heard of.  :)

But I am sure they were fine gentlemen.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 01:58 PM

View PostMattyO1984, on 01 July 2016 - 12:34 PM, said:

Micheel is far and away the worst. Apart from his PGA win he dud absolutely nothing  in terms of winning.


He did win the Singapore Open and a Nike Tour event.  Pretty sure the Singapore Open is a big deal...in Singapore.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:00 PM

View Postavrag, on 01 July 2016 - 12:45 PM, said:

View Postricknoberts, on 30 June 2016 - 11:20 PM, said:

Micheel was the worst. One other top 20 in a major, no other wins on tour. Two other professional wins (Asian Tour and Nike Tour). Hamilton won twice on tour, and has 15 other professional wins. Orville Moody has to be up there as well.

This gets discussed a lot, though. What I think it more interesting is the worst player that has won multiple majors.

There is no discussion about that, because the answer is so clear: Andy North.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:24 PM

View PostArpeggi, on 30 June 2016 - 08:40 PM, said:

Keegan Bradley by far

Huh - thought you would have said Willett

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:05 AM

Zach Johnson and Mike Weir


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:26 AM

Willie Anderson.

In the 1901 US Open he took 331 strokes to win.

84-83-83-81=331

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:33 AM

View Postmrmacwvu1, on 30 June 2016 - 04:56 PM, said:

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Had Roy only laid up on the par five he would have won

Don't we have to throw Happy on this list? Not a major but still.
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:00 AM

View PostiBanesto, on 02 July 2016 - 05:26 AM, said:

Willie Anderson.

In the 1901 US Open he took 331 strokes to win.

84-83-83-81=331

Probably because the USGA was adding lots of penalty strokes for moving his ball.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:16 AM

Michael Campbell. What ever happened to that guy? Fell off the face of the earth
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:04 AM

Every time I read this topic title I think..."worst pro", there's no such thing.  If they can compete on the PGA tour then they are very very good.  I know, that's not the way to interpret what the OP asked.  Just can't help it


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:15 AM

View Postwhite03, on 02 July 2016 - 09:04 AM, said:

Every time I read this topic title I think..."worst pro", there's no such thing.  If they can compete on the PGA tour then they are very very good.  I know, that's not the way to interpret what the OP asked.  Just can't help it
There is always a worst of everything. Worst pitcher in MLB, worst QB in the NFL, worst pizza you ever had, worst announcer on tv, etc.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:14 AM

View Postgolfandfishing, on 02 July 2016 - 09:15 AM, said:

View Postwhite03, on 02 July 2016 - 09:04 AM, said:

Every time I read this topic title I think..."worst pro", there's no such thing.  If they can compete on the PGA tour then they are very very good.  I know, that's not the way to interpret what the OP asked.  Just can't help it
There is always a worst of everything. Worst pitcher in MLB, worst QB in the NFL, worst pizza you ever had, worst announcer on tv, etc.

Yes, I got it and understand the intent of the post.  Wasn't trying to pick at the OP.

To me its kind of like this:  Forbes publishes a list of "World Billionaires"  and at #1694 is Zhaung Min with a measly $1B.  

So he is the least rich billionaire in the world.  Gotta be a least rich billionaire, right

Still wouldn't mind having his $1B.........or a Major title

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 12:42 AM

View PostHighSpeedScene, on 01 July 2016 - 09:24 PM, said:

View PostArpeggi, on 30 June 2016 - 08:40 PM, said:

Keegan Bradley by far

Huh - thought you would have said Willett

Willett hasn't been too impressive since that win.

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 04:10 AM

Cannot believe that the name of Webb Simpson has not been mentioned. About the least impressive major winner I can remember from the current era

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 04:15 AM

View Postaussiegolferer, on 02 July 2016 - 08:16 AM, said:

Michael Campbell. What ever happened to that guy? Fell off the face of the earth

He's a presenter on Fox Sports Asia now. Was one of my favourite players when I was growing up.

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 04:16 AM

View Postdlygrisse, on 01 July 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

View PostMattyO1984, on 01 July 2016 - 12:34 PM, said:

Micheel is far and away the worst. Apart from his PGA win he dud absolutely nothing  in terms of winning.


He did win the Singapore Open and a Nike Tour event.  Pretty sure the Singapore Open is a big deal...in Singapore.

Spieth and McIlroy have both played in it, and I'm sure Anthony Kim won it one year.
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Posted 03 July 2016 - 01:37 PM

View PostGolfinGooner, on 03 July 2016 - 04:10 AM, said:

Cannot believe that the name of Webb Simpson has not been mentioned. About the least impressive major winner I can remember from the current era

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 07:04 PM

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:05 AM

These guys won a major, and they have or they are still playing the PGA tour. I think that most all the guys that play the tour can win. Worst is to harsh a word. It should be "What was the biggest upset to win a major ?". They were in the zone that week or someone collapsed. These guys whom people listed don't think they were the worst.

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 08:15 AM

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