As Jordan Spieth was making his run at a third consecutive major last week at St. But between the event was not held in or due to World War I and , Jones was the only amateur to win the U. In fact, only four other amateurs even cracked the top 10 at a U. Open during that time frame. Open victory, only one other amateur—Johnny Goodman — would ever win a U. Jones was also the only amateur to win the British Open between and , although Roger Wethered came close in when he tied for the hole lead and lost to Jock Hutchison in a playoff.
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It is true that a lot of the top players in that day were amateurs, but the very best players were still the pros. The Masters was not yet an event. Although this is rarely mentioned, Walter Hagen won 11 Majors during this time. If you take his 11 wins and proportionally factor that up for an additional major every year, you get Tiger held all four trophies at the same time, and the fact that it was not in the same calendar year is irrelevant. When you visit a website, you are of course observable by the site itself, but you are also observable by third-party trackers that the site embeds in its code. You might be surprised to learn that the vast majority of websites include many of these third-party trackers.
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Andrews, Scotland. Jones not only was the best amateur in U. Amateur in
The record for most men's major championship wins is held by Jack Nicklaus, who won 18 of them. Tiger Woods is second with 15 major wins. The four tournaments that make up the men's majors are The Masters , U.