Floyd won 22 PGA Tour tournaments, including two PGA Championships, as well as one US Open and one Masters Tournament during his career. Floyd did not win the British Open, his lone major title. Floyd is one of only two players, along with Sam Snead, to have won sanctioned tournaments in four distinct decades. The 1930s, 1940s, 1960s, and 1970s were all successful for Floyd.
Floyd died at the age of 54 in an airplane crash near Jonesboro, Georgia. He is still considered by many to be the greatest putter of all time. His record of 310 wins on the PGA Tour is still standing today.
He won 11 years in a row from 1936-46, a feat never before or since repeated. From 1947-57 he won 12 more titles, giving him 22 total victories during his career. No other player has even come close since his retirement.
In 1963, Sam Snead became the first player to beat Floyd three times in a season when he took out-of-town guests Jimmy Demaret and Joe DeMatteo at the Los Angeles Open. This led up to Snead defeating him again the following year at the Phoenix Open. Finally, in 1965, Snead defeated Floyd for the third and last time this season at the San Francisco Open. With these three victories, Snead became the new champion of the world without ever having won a single major championship.
PGA Tour Championship During his career, Arnold Palmer won seven PGA Tour major titles. He was the first golfer to win four Masters, although he never won the PGA Championship. Palmer finished second three times and third twice on the PGA Tour. His only other two top-5 finishes at The Open were in 1950 when he tied for fifth and 1951 when he tied for fourth.
Palmer's career earnings are estimated to be around $1.5 billion (1993 dollars). This makes him the most successful player of all time without any major championships to his name.
Arnold Palmer did not win any majors during his own lifetime. However, since his death in 2015, there have been several candidates to become the next great Palmer, including Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Patrick Reed.
(See also: List of players with the most PGA Tour victories.) Woods has won 15 majors, second to to Jack Nicklaus (18). He is one victory away from tying the record held by Nicklaus and Sam Snead.
Woods has finished as runner-up in five other major championships: The Masters (1998), the U.S. Open (2001), the British Open (2005), the 2008 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and the 2009 Open Championship at St. Andrews.
He has been involved in some highly publicized controversies during his career, including sexual harassment allegations, addiction problems, divorce, and financial difficulties. But none of that has prevented him from becoming the greatest golfer of all time.
Tiger Woods' official website contains a wealth of information about him and his career. It's worth a visit if you're interested in learning more about him or golf in general.
Jack Nicklaus holds the record for most majors won, with 18 victories over his career. Tiger Woods is second on the list, having won 15 majors to date, the most recent being the 2019 Masters. Walter Hagen is third with 11 majors, while he and Jack Nicklaus both have five PGA Championships. In fact, no one else has even come close: there have been only 10 other men who have won at least one major.
Here is the complete list of men who have won at least one major championship:
Tiger Woods (USA) - 15 majors
Sam Snead (USA) - 10 majors
Gil Morgan (USA) - 5 majors
Bernard Gilkes (England) - 4 majors
Fred McLeod (Scotland) - 3 majors
Charles Dixon (England) - 2 majors
Jock Hutchison (Scotland) - 1 major
That's all folks!
Snead won 31 times in the 1950s, including three of the decade's seven majors. Snead, a three-time Masters and PGA champion, also won the first Open Championship following World War II in 1946. He remains one of only eight men to have their names engraved on both the Masters and U.S. Open trophies.
Snead was known for his powerful drives and ability to scramble. He often started down the right side of the fairway and worked his way across into the left-hand rough, where he could find some relief from trees and other hazards. This allowed him to keep his eyes on the ball while it was still in play and make changes if necessary.
His dominance is even more impressive when you consider that he played in an era when golf equipment was not as flexible as it is today. The modern player can adjust his or her game by using different types of clubs (for example, longer irons for shots closer to the hole, shorter ones for shots farther away). In contrast, Snead used only two types of clubs throughout his career: woods (to get up and down out of trouble) and irons (for most other shots). He did change his swing style over time, but never enough to warrant a new set of clubs.
In addition, Jim Barnes, Leo Diegel, Raymond Floyd, Ben Hogan, Rory McIlroy, Byron Nelson, Larry Nelson, Gary Player, Nick Price, Paul Runyan, Denny Shute, Vijay Singh, Dave Stockton, and Lee Trevino have all won the PGA Championship twice. The PGA Championship Champions And now for the winners' list.
The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, United States. It is part of the Men's Golf Association (MGA) Tour, which also includes the following other major championships: Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and British Open.
The first PGA Championship was held in 1894 at Chicago's Oak Park Country Club. It was an unofficial event that predated the formation of the modern organization by several months. The first official PGA Championship was played in 1895 at Oakland Golf Club in Pittsburgh. It was organized by the newly formed Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America and has been held every year since then with the exception of World War I, 1919-1921, and 1945-1945 due to weather conditions or war restrictions.
The Olympic Club in San Francisco has hosted the championship every year except 1918, when it was cancelled because of the war, and 1957, when it was moved to Arrington Farms in Virginia Beach, Virginia because of poor weather conditions at Olympic Club.
His biggest victories include: Master No. 1: 1935 Two US Opens were held in 1922 and 1932. 3rd British Open in 1932; 4 PGA Championships in 1922, 1923, and 1933.
[Infographic] Throughout the season, the PGA hosts four major golf tournaments. A player's career may be made or broken in the majors. Each one has great reputation, history, and money that the other PGA Tour tournaments do not. If you win one of these four events, you may be on your way to a career as a professional golfer.
Hogan was the first guy to win three professional majors in a single year until Tiger Woods achieved it in 2000. Hogan won the Masters, the US Open, and the British Open in 1953. (He didn't compete in the PGA Championship because the dates clashed with the British Open.) Hogan won nine of the 16 majors he competed in between 1946 and 1953.
Here are the other guys who have won three majors: Jack Nicklaus (1960, 1962, 1966), Arnold Palmer (1953, 1955, 1957), and Walter Hagen (1911, 1913, 1915). Hogan is the only player other than Williams to win all four major golf championships.
Williams won his third major in 1998, but he has not been able to win any more since then. He did come close in 2004 when he finished second to Ernie Els at the US Open. In fact, Williams has finished in the top two at every major except for the PGA Championship where he came in fourth in 1996.
Even though he has never won another major, Williams is still considered by many to be the greatest golfer of all time. The reason why he hasn't won any more is because he's been involved in some pretty serious accidents over the years. In 1999, Williams was in a car crash that killed his friend and coach, Ray Floyd. Then in 2000, Williams suffered from Guillain-Barre syndrome after being exposed to heavy rain while playing in the Masters.