Originally Posted by boogielicious
Hmm. Worst Major winner is like saying worst (Superbowl/World Cup/World Series/Stanley Cup/insert other major sporting event) Champion. They won a major. It is a tremendous accomplishments. They may have had to play to their absolute best to achieve it, but it is still a great feat.
I think the OP meant the worst slate of major winners in a given year. Still a bit odious, but I have found myself after the PGA Championship ends in a given year, 'Wow, that was an odd mix of winners.'
So I guess we would have to remove any years that Tiger won a major (I assume we don't want to go back before then). That takes out 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005,2006, 2007 & 2008.
That leaves us 1998, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Phil won majors in 3 of those years (2004, 2010, 2013).
Now we're down to 1999, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012.
Toss out 1999 - Payne Stewart at the US Open.
Toss out 2011 & 2012 - Rory.
You're left with 2003 & 2009.
I would choose 2003 - Weir/Furyk/Curtis/Micheel - none have won another major.