Thursday, April 9, 2009

Padraig Harrington goes for third Golf Mayor in a row

At the 2009 US Masters, Ireland’s Padraig Harrington will attempt to make it three Majors in a row having won the British Open and USPGA crowns last year. No European golfer has recorded a hat-trick of this kind since 1882.

The last player to win at least three in a row was Tiger Woods in 2000-2001.

Most successive Major wins
# Name Nation First Last

4 Tom Morris, Jr. SCO 1868 British Open 1872 British Open
4 Tiger Woods USA 2000 US Open 2001 US Masters
3 Jamie Anderson SCO 1877 British Open 1879 British Open
3 Bob Ferguson SCO 1880 British Open 1882 British Open
3 Ben Hogan USA 1953 US Masters 1953 British Open
3 Jack Nicklaus USA 1971 USPGA 1972 US Open

2 Padraig Harrington IRL 2008 British Open 2008 USPGA