Best major golfers for 2013? Adam Scott and Jason Day
Adam Scott and Jason Day were the most consistent golfers at the majors in 2013. Tiger Woods was pretty close to the top as well.
The list of golfers who made the cut in all four majors is only 13 names long. The only guy on this list below Martin Kaymer at No. 35 in the world rankings is K.J. Choi at 102. Notably not on the list is US Open champion Justin Rose, who didn't make the cut at the British Open. Everybody else is a bona fide star.
Here's a look at each golfer's combined score for the four majors:
Adam Scott (Masters champion): 2 over
Jason Day: 2 over
Jason Dufner (PGA Championship winner): 4 over
Henrik Stenson: 4 over
Lee Westwood: 10 over
Tiger Woods: 14 over
Matt Kuchar: 15 over
Brandt Snedeker: 19 over
Phil Mickelson (British Open champion): 21 over
Dustin Johnson: 22 over
Sergio Garcia: 27 over
K.J. Choi: 33 over
Martin Kaymer: 34 over
I think this is such a fascinating list to look at -- it's crazy to me that nobody broke par for the four majors combined (though a faulty back nine at Muirfield on Sunday is the only thing keeping Scott from breaking it).
Everybody complains about the year Tiger had, but he was actually pretty decent at majors, although you know he'd trade that 14-over score for a 1,400-over score if it meant he could add to his collection of 14 titles.
I wrote early last week the PGA Championship could make the four majors in 2013 historically tough, but it played easy -- much easier than anyone thought it would. Overall though, as you can see, the majors were a monster in 2013.
Just the way I like them.
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