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Nothing against Keegan, Bubba and Webb Simpson (who are all great players and will prolly add another major in their career) but the last 5 major champions are Els, McIlroy, Scott, Rose and Mickelson. Not only that, the leaderboards on the major championships over the last 5 major championships have been some of the best leaderboards ever put together.

 

Outside of the PGA where McIlroy romped to victory, the other 4 majors have been gut-wrenching down the stretch and just incredibly exciting. I never remember a time in golf where I've been more into major championships and where the cream of the crop was consistently coming to the top. I hope the trend continues next month at Oak Hill.

post #2 of 15

I love when Phil is in the hunt for a major; this and the 2010 Masters were two of my favorite major tournaments to watch. Definitely was not expecting him to put up a 66, let alone by birdying four of the last six holes.

post #3 of 15

Scott and Rose might go away for all you know and never win again. Bubba and Keegan and Webb could combine for 15 more majors in the next 20 years for all you know.

post #4 of 15
I'm not a Stevie fan but he's been the driving force behind Adam Scott I see Adam grabbing a few more majors.
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Originally Posted by Mulligan Jeff View Post

I'm not a Stevie fan but he's been the driving force behind Adam Scott I see Adam grabbing a few more majors.

 

I don't see how his caddie is the driving force... I do agree Scott's got a few more majors in him but don't think Stevie Williams is a factor..
post #6 of 15
Williams has caddied for more majors than any of his predecessors 14 I think, yeah you're right he's not a factor.
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Originally Posted by Mulligan Jeff View Post

Williams has caddied for more majors than any of his predecessors 14 I think, yeah you're right he's not a factor.

 

Williams was on the bag for 13 of Tiger's and 1 of Scott's. 14 total.

post #8 of 15
Wasn't Stevie on the bag for Greg Norman's Open win in '93? That's 15.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

Wasn't Stevie on the bag for Greg Norman's Open win in '93? That's 15.

 

No. Stevie was hired part-time in 1982 for Norman, but did not become the full-time caddie until 1988. He was fired by Norman in 1989, at which point, Raymond Floyd hired him. 

 

Pete Bender was on Norman's bag for the 1986 Open Championship. Tony Navarro was Norman's caddie for the 1993 Open victory.

 

The last time I checked, Navarro is now with Bud Cauley, and Pete Bender is semi-retired, really only coming out to caddy for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am every now and then, as well as some other random events for his old pro friends. 

 

Tiger and Stevie are "tied" at 14, since Fluff Cowan was the bagman for the 1997 Masters, aka Tiger's cherry. 

 

Extra emphasis on the air quotes around "tied." b2_tongue.gif

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mulligan Jeff View Post

Williams has caddied for more majors than any of his predecessors 14 I think, yeah you're right he's not a factor.

 

Jeez. Never knew Stevie was responsible for all those majors................. must be the one driving, pitching and putting. Sure he's probably a good caddie, but can you seriously say he's played a major factor?
post #11 of 15

Scott better get 'em in now before the anchored putter ban comes into effect, although it certainly wasn't helping him yesterday.

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Scott and Rose might go away for all you know and never win again. Bubba and Keegan and Webb could combine for 15 more majors in the next 20 years for all you know.

 

Anything's possible, but Scott and Rose are top-5 world players right now, and we're in the present. The last 5 majors have been great....remember 2003-2005 when we were getting Rich Beems and Todd Hamiltons and Ben Curtis' and Michael Campbell's? We're far from that right now. The leaderboards the last 5 majors have been nothing but stacked with world class talent.

post #13 of 15

Way to jinx it. Now the next 5 Majors will be Tommy Gainey, Colt Knost, Greg Owen, Mark Wilson, and Erik Compton. 

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Originally Posted by posey55 View Post

Way to jinx it. Now the next 5 Majors will be Tommy Gainey, Colt Knost, Greg Owen, Mark Wilson, and Erik Compton. 

 

Don't you have to get in a Major to win one?a2_wink.gif

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Originally Posted by posey55 View Post

Way to jinx it. Now the next 5 Majors will be Tommy Gainey, Colt Knost, Greg Owen, Mark Wilson, and Erik Compton. 

 

 

haha especially at Oak HIll where the last champion was Shaun Micheel. Eventually the trend will be broken, but I'm enjoying these great majors while I can. Hopefully they continue.

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