Since 1995 there have been 113 Major Championships played with 70 different winners.
The champions range from the expected (2000 Tiger Woods), to the unbelievable (2005 Michael Campbell), to everyone in between.
Major Champions Since 1995
The Masters TW
U.S. Open TW
The Open TW
PGA Championship TW
Estimated Skill (Week Prior to Win)
Measured in strokes-gained per round versus average PGA Tour player
The average Major Champion has an estimated skill of +1.5 strokes-gained per round—this would typically map to the 10th-15th best player in our rankings.
Of the four Majors, The Open Championship has the lowest average skill of its winners at +1.3 while The Masters has the highest at +1.6.
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Data Visualization Gallery
Visualizing the relationship between course length, fairway width, and favourability towards bombers.
Golf Gods Giveth..
A detailed look at how Bryson DeChambeau's skill profile shifted after chasing, and finding, club head speed.
Peaking for Augusta
Who is walking the path of a Masters Champion?
Who steps up their game most at Major Championships?
Visualizing how players from different countries perform around the world.
A Short-Lived Celebration
Keeping tabs on 175 Korn Ferry Tour graduates.
When it Rains, it Pours
Exploring the mysterious link between Collin Morikawa's putting and tee-to-green performance.
Does Augusta Play Favourites?
Using data visualization to test a few Augusta National narratives.
The Skill Dist'n of Major Champions
Plotting the skill distribution of the past 112 Major Champions.