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The Century Club - 100 majors


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#1 RoryGenius

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:03 PM

With Lefty and The Big Easy set to join this exclusive club on Thursday, here is the full (and short) membership :

1. Jack Nicklaus – 164 majors
2. Gary Player – 150 majors
3. Tom Watson – 145 majors
4. Arnold Palmer – 142 majors
5. Raymond Floyd – 127 majors
6. Sam Snead – 119 majors
7. Ben Crenshaw – 118 majors
8. Gene Sarazen – 112 majors
9. Tom Kite – 109 majors
10. Mark O’Meara – 109 majors
11. Bernhard Langer – 104 majors
12. Sir Nick Faldo – 100 majors
13. Ernie Els – 99 majors
14. Phil Mickelson – 99 majors


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:06 PM

Cool list.  Thanks for the post.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:07 PM

Tour and champions? Or just tour?

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:38 PM

Champions not included.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:46 PM

Well, I have watched more than 100 majors.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

Tiger has played only 76. If he played them all and not missed them due to "whatever", this would be major #90.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:08 PM

As a fellow 47 year old, I enjoyed  the walk down memory lane to 1984 when Ernie beat Phil in San Diego.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:41 PM

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

View PostShilgy, on 08 August 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.
2 of the 4?

I'd say 2.5 of the 4.

Masters is lifetime.
PGA is lifetime.
Open is exempt up to age 60...which is probably ~15 years of unwinnable starts.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:17 PM

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostShilgy, on 08 August 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.
2 of the 4?

I'd say 2.5 of the 4.

Masters is lifetime.
PGA is lifetime.
Open is exempt up to age 60...which is probably ~15 years of unwinnable starts.
You have it backwards. The open in lifetime, but the pga is 60.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

View PostGolffan67, on 08 August 2017 - 08:17 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostShilgy, on 08 August 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.
2 of the 4?

I'd say 2.5 of the 4.

Masters is lifetime.
PGA is lifetime.
Open is exempt up to age 60...which is probably ~15 years of unwinnable starts.
You have it backwards. The open in lifetime, but the pga is 60.
nevermind. I have it backwards.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

How many of Jack's were after the '86 Masters?  Those were all pretty much ceremonial.  Let's say 15 years X 4 majors/year ... 60 (or more) that he realistically was past his prime.

As mentioned, Tiger should be close to 90 if he hadn't missed them for a variety of reasons.  Seems a bit closer than what you might think.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:47 AM

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.

Fair point. Number of cuts made is probably more meaningful - Mickelson's 87 from 99 is impressive. Jack however only missed eight cuts in his first 112 majors, to age 47.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:26 AM

From the European Tour:

Mickelson
Majors - 5
Top 10 - 38
Rounds in 60s - 104
Average - 71.54
Low Score - 63
Average Position - 22nd

Els
Majors - 4
Top 10 - 35
Rounds in 60s - 92
Average - 71.68
Low Score - 65
Average Position - 24th

Really not that much in it, two legends

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

Surprised Jay Haas isn't on that list.  He played pretty good golf for a long time.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:29 AM

View Postlumberman2462, on 09 August 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Surprised Jay Haas isn't on that list.  He played pretty good golf for a long time.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:55 AM

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

So.........

What  does that have anything to do with the point of the post?
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:06 AM

Interesting stat.  It's quite an honor to play in 100 majors.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 01:34 PM

Tom Kite did extremely well, and with only one exemption from age 42.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:48 PM

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:30 PM

View PostVindog, on 09 August 2017 - 08:29 AM, said:

View Postlumberman2462, on 09 August 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Surprised Jay Haas isn't on that list.  He played pretty good golf for a long time.

Fan of Jay Haas. Record for Most cuts made on tour. Cashed a lot of checks. But not ever winning a Major keeps him out of the automatic invite section, unfortunately.

He was in a Hootie and the Blowfish music video. Tiger can't say that.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:12 PM

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostShilgy, on 08 August 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.
2 of the 4?

I'd say 2.5 of the 4.

Masters is lifetime.
PGA is lifetime.
Open is exempt up to age 60...which is probably ~15 years of unwinnable starts.
Please forgive me. I was thinking the PGA was ten years.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:21 PM

DL3 came slow close. 98 by my count. As is Freddie. So he will likely get there with two more Masters.**


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:31 AM

View PostDarth Putter, on 08 August 2017 - 07:08 PM, said:

As a fellow 47 year old, I enjoyed  the walk down memory lane to 1984 when Ernie beat Phil in San Diego.

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I love how Phil looks like he's about to change into Vans, ride his longboard home, crush some pizza rolls, play some Atari, rip a few threes in the cul-de-sac, and then go kick it with some neighborhood chick whose parents are out of town for the weekend.  This picture of him is the most SoCal thing I've ever seen, and I love it.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:52 AM

View Postraynorfan1, on 08 August 2017 - 07:31 PM, said:

Given that most of the majors have lifetime (or significant years of) exemptions for former champions, this is more lifetime achievement award than anything else. A bunch of these guys teed it up at the Masters for years just for fun - I don't know that those starts are meaningful in any way.

They are very meaningful.  It's an exclusive club. And yes, it's a lifetime achievement that thousands of tour pros would like to have.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

True.  And the other guy has 37 top 2's which is ~20% of his starts...

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:13 PM

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

10 years and counting, wel ill be...:)

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:21 PM

View PostShilgy, on 09 August 2017 - 11:21 PM, said:

DL3 came slow close. 98 by my count. As is Freddie. So he will likely get there with two more Masters.**


**Disclaimer if I counted right :)

i believe he has a lifetime exemption because of 20 career pga wins therefore he gets into the pga every year unless im wrong


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