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What percent of golfers did Rickie Fowler beat in 2014 at the majors?

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Rickie Fowler was arguably the best golfer in the world at the majors in 2014. (Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler was arguably the best golfer in the world at the majors in 2014. (Getty Images)

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We've looked at Rickie Fowler's incredible major season seemingly every way you can look at it except for this one.

One of my favorite (unofficial) stats in golf is how many golfers you beat in a given tournament or season or group of tournaments. It shows not only how good you are for a week but how consistent you are over time.

Fowler was as consistent as you can be over the four majors this season and as a result he beat, get this, 98.04 percent of golfers he faced in 2014 majors. There were 561 non-Fowler entries into major championships and Fowler beat 550 of them. Absurd.

For some context when Tiger Woods won three of four back in 2000 he beat 99.2 percent, an astonishing number that Fowler nearly matched in 2014.

Here's a look at some of the other best golfers in the world.

Percent of golfers beat at the majors

Rickie Fowler: 98.04 percent
Rory McIlroy: 93.24 percent
Adam Scott: 90.20 percent
Phil Mickelson: 78.79 percent
Sergio Garcia: 75.04 percent
Tiger Woods: 21.39 percent

Not a great year for Tiger. Basically the inverse of what he did in 2000.

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