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Worst Golfer to Win a Major


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#31 bogeypro

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

Trevor Imellman (spelling?) is the worst major winner (and a Masters at that).   At his age, he shouldn't be sitting behind the desk on the golf channel... He's a Masters champion for goodness sake!

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

The answer has to be Tom Kidd, who won the 1st Open Championship played at St Andrews in 1873.  He won with a score of 179, which was a total of 35 over even 4's for two rounds.  So that is one better than even 5's.

Tom Kidd won because St Andrews had been deluged by a storm for a few days before the tournament, and Tom Kidd etched grooves into his irons - a first.  All the rest of the players were using smooth faced irons.

So Tom Kidd won because he had the best equipment, not because he was the best player in the field.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:18 PM

View PostKennyP, on 07 February 2018 - 07:24 AM, said:

Mungo Park. Shot a final round 84 to win the Open in 1874 and won f*ck-all thereafter - Zero European Tour wins. Zero PGA tour wins. Never made the Fed-Ex playoffs. In fact, never even made a cut stateside.

.........oh and he only averaged 290 off the tee making him the second shortest hitter in history to win an major, with only Jordan Speith averaging less.

That should kill two threads with one stone :stop:

Not so, see my post on Tom Kidd.  But Mungo wins with best name.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

Oh the equipment, this could be veering off direction.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:54 PM

Shaun Micheel
Still kickin it around on the Web.com, but he gets my vote.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

View PostLagavulin62, on 07 February 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Shaun Micheel meets my definition by far. I rate it by wins only, I don't know how much money he won.

I hope the Fred Couples post was a joke. Guy had an incredible career.  

Did he?
Really?
He certainly was not the worst player ever to win a major....I'm sure that was a joke.
But he might be in the All-Time Underachievers Hall of Fame.
All that talent and one God-assisted major to show for it.
Wouldn't call that an "incredible career."

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:41 PM

You would€™t call Freddie€™s career incredible?   Wow you’re tough.  A masters winner, Players Championship winner, close calls in all the other majors multiple times (its not easy to win majors), 13 other PGA tour victories, 2 time PGA Tour player of the year...62 professional wins worldwide.  I digress.  You’re off your rocker if you think this is an average career.  See Chucky 3 sticks if you’re looking for an underachiever... (Though I’d trade him day jobs right now)

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:33 PM

First one that comes to mind is michael campbell. He's obviously a great golfer....i just don't remember hearing about him since he won the us open
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

View Postimakaveli, on 07 February 2018 - 10:46 AM, said:

Great thread! I wonder why it has never been discussed here!

#IBTL
It is only February.

You were talking why it hasn't been discussed this year yet?

Waiting for a Tiger vs Jack goat thread.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:44 PM

View PostLeo, on 07 February 2018 - 05:33 PM, said:

First one that comes to mind is michael campbell. He's obviously a great golfer....i just don't remember hearing about him since he won the us open
He was big on the Australian tour for a while but has disappeared.
Glover, Curtis and Rich Beem haven't done much since their majors.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

Ben Curtis, Shaun Micheel, Rich Been, Todd Hamilton....is it worse to be in this category or best player to not win a major?

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

View Postode1, on 07 February 2018 - 06:12 PM, said:

Ben Curtis, Shaun Micheel, Rich Been, Todd Hamilton....is it worse to be in this category or best player to not win a major?

The players in the latter category have made some serious bank.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:22 PM

View Postjohnnypro, on 07 February 2018 - 01:08 PM, said:

View PostLagavulin62, on 07 February 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Shaun Micheel meets my definition by far. I rate it by wins only, I don't know how much money he won.

I hope the Fred Couples post was a joke. Guy had an incredible career.  

Did he?
Really?
He certainly was not the worst player ever to win a major....I'm sure that was a joke.
But he might be in the All-Time Underachievers Hall of Fame.
All that talent and one God-assisted major to show for it.
Wouldn't call that an "incredible career."



I may need to look up the definition of underachiever. Couples = Underachiever? No no no and no.  You are overfocusing on the one major.




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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

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Fred Couples

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:17 PM

View PostMcGee72, on 07 February 2018 - 04:41 PM, said:

You would€™t call Freddie€™s career incredible?   Wow you’re tough.  A masters winner, Players Championship winner, close calls in all the other majors multiple times (its not easy to win majors), 13 other PGA tour victories, 2 time PGA Tour player of the year...62 professional wins worldwide.  I digress.  You’re off your rocker if you think this is an average career.  See Chucky 3 sticks if you’re looking for an underachiever... (Though I’d trade him day jobs right now)

I didn't say it was an average career, did I?
I just said I wouldn't call it incredible.
One major in all those shots at them is not incredible.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:22 PM

View Postgvogel, on 07 February 2018 - 12:16 PM, said:

The answer has to be Tom Kidd, who won the 1st Open Championship played at St Andrews in 1873.  He won with a score of 179, which was a total of 35 over even 4's for two rounds.  So that is one better than even 5's.

Tom Kidd won because St Andrews had been deluged by a storm for a few days before the tournament, and Tom Kidd etched grooves into his irons - a first.  All the rest of the players were using smooth faced irons.

So Tom Kidd won because he had the best equipment, not because he was the best player in the field.

LOL

He may have been the worst to win a major but he was definitely not the dumbest.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 12:29 AM

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:08 AM

I think instead of this same old thread that becomes a random players bashing it would be nice instead to discuss about the worst major win. Imho that would probably be Simpson's , Spieth's US Open, Ogily's or Cink's Open

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:37 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 08 February 2018 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think instead of this same old thread that becomes a random players bashing it would be nice instead to discuss about the worst major win. Imho that would probably be Simpson's , Spieth's US Open, Ogily's or Cink's Open

Tiger at the 08 US Open was pretty bad. Beat Rocco Mediate, habitual choker Westwood, and a bunch of other no names. If he wasn't hurt he likely would have won by 10+. Look at this leaderboard, http://www.golfchann...a/2008/us-open/, it is legitimately horrible.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:09 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 08 February 2018 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think instead of this same old thread that becomes a random players bashing it would be nice instead to discuss about the worst major win. Imho that would probably be Simpson's , Spieth's US Open, Ogily's or Cink's Open

Then Willett’s is very high on that list.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:56 AM

View PostFrankensteins Monster, on 08 February 2018 - 06:09 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 08 February 2018 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think instead of this same old thread that becomes a random players bashing it would be nice instead to discuss about the worst major win. Imho that would probably be Simpson's , Spieth's US Open, Ogily's or Cink's Open

Then Willett’s is very high on that list.

Lol, no way :D shot the round of the day with 3 to play at Augusta. I see you don’t like him but... please

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:03 AM

I don’t know about worst, but disappeared shortly after his masters victory Angel Cabrera
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:17 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 08 February 2018 - 07:56 AM, said:

View PostFrankensteins Monster, on 08 February 2018 - 06:09 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 08 February 2018 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think instead of this same old thread that becomes a random players bashing it would be nice instead to discuss about the worst major win. Imho that would probably be Simpson's , Spieth's US Open, Ogily's or Cink's Open

Then Willett's is very high on that list.

Lol, no way :D shot the round of the day with 3 to play at Augusta. I see you don't like him but... please

The ultimate back into a major if there ever was one. I don't not like him. The only golfer I don't like is Robert Allenby. f*** him.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:20 AM

View PostKCCO, on 08 February 2018 - 08:03 AM, said:

I don’t know about worst, but disappeared shortly after his masters victory Angel Cabrera
No way Angel gets on this list. Won the Masters and a US Open. Lost another Masters in Sudden Death.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:44 AM

Angel Cabrera?? Why is this thread still alive?, mods please stick a fork in this one.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 08 February 2018 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think instead of this same old thread that becomes a random players bashing it would be nice instead to discuss about the worst major win. Imho that would probably be Simpson's , Spieth's US Open, Ogily's or Cink's Open

The last three were really exciting finales anyway, as was Willett's. Definitely not the worst major win, in fact it was one of the most impressive, but Kaymer's 2014 US Open win was very dull, think I barely watched it after Friday. Kaymer got miles ahead and the course was too hard to challenge him. While he was impressively ahead, he was still a bit of records to make it worth watching records being broken. The only way he was not going to win it was if he spectacularly blew up himself, but that never looked like happening.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

View Postshakey, on 08 February 2018 - 08:20 AM, said:

View PostKCCO, on 08 February 2018 - 08:03 AM, said:

I don’t know about worst, but disappeared shortly after his masters victory Angel Cabrera
No way Angel gets on this list. Won the Masters and a US Open. Lost another Masters in Sudden Death.
I was just wondering where he is now....why I mentioned not worst, just don’t hear of him much anymore...sorry for confusion
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:09 AM

View Postmjen43, on 07 February 2018 - 11:22 PM, said:

View Postgvogel, on 07 February 2018 - 12:16 PM, said:

The answer has to be Tom Kidd, who won the 1st Open Championship played at St Andrews in 1873.  He won with a score of 179, which was a total of 35 over even 4's for two rounds.  So that is one better than even 5's.

Tom Kidd won because St Andrews had been deluged by a storm for a few days before the tournament, and Tom Kidd etched grooves into his irons - a first.  All the rest of the players were using smooth faced irons.

So Tom Kidd won because he had the best equipment, not because he was the best player in the field.

LOL

He may have been the worst to win a major but he was definitely not the dumbest.

Now that might be a good thread: Dumbest Player to Win a Major.

Fred Couples?
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

View PostDave230, on 08 February 2018 - 08:47 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 08 February 2018 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think instead of this same old thread that becomes a random players bashing it would be nice instead to discuss about the worst major win. Imho that would probably be Simpson's , Spieth's US Open, Ogily's or Cink's Open

The last three were really exciting finales anyway, as was Willett's. Definitely not the worst major win, in fact it was one of the most impressive, but Kaymer's 2014 US Open win was very dull, think I barely watched it after Friday. Kaymer got miles ahead and the course was too hard to challenge him. While he was impressively ahead, he was still a bit of records to make it worth watching records being broken. The only way he was not going to win it was if he spectacularly blew up himself, but that never looked like happening.

Kaymer was boring as probably all the dominating wire to wire tournaments after a couple of days, kinda like Rory's US Open


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