Golf records unlikely to ever be broken

Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,303 ✭✭
At least not in my lifetime.
  1. Jack's 18 majors
  2. Jack's 48 top three finishes in majors
  3. Jack's 17 years making the top 10 on money list
  4. Tiger's scoring record; 67.794 in both 2000 and 2007
  5. Tiger's 683 weeks ranked as #1 on OWGR
  6. Kathy Whitworth's 88 LPGA wins
  7. Phil's 1314 weeks (and counting) ranked in the OWGR top 100
  8. Nelson's 18 wins in one season
  9. Nelson's 11 consecutive wins
  10. Nelson's 65 consecutive top tens
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  • DrivingChampDrivingChamp Members Posts: 253 ✭✭
    Tigers cuts streak
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,231 ✭✭
    Tiger's cut streak
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  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,303 ✭✭


    Tigers cuts streak




    Yes, you are probably right.



    I left it off because it's not a "cuts made" streak. It's a "did not get cut" streak since many of those events didn't have a cut. It's still impressive.
  • msd71msd71 Members Posts: 711 ✭✭


    At least not in my lifetime.
    1. Jack's 18 majors
    2. Jack's 48 top three finishes in majors
    3. Jack's 17 years making the top 10 on money list
    4. Tiger's scoring record; 67.794 in both 2000 and 2007
    5. Tiger's 683 weeks ranked as #1 on OWGR
    6. Kathy Whitworth's 88 LPGA wins
    7. Phil's 1314 weeks (and counting) ranked in the OWGR top 100
    8. Nelson's 18 wins in one season
    9. Nelson's 11 consecutive wins
    10. Nelson's 65 consecutive top tens





    8 and 9 have a good chance of standing for all eternity.
  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers Posts: 2,626 ✭✭
    msd71 wrote:



    At least not in my lifetime.
    1. Jack's 18 majors
    2. Jack's 48 top three finishes in majors
    3. Jack's 17 years making the top 10 on money list
    4. Tiger's scoring record; 67.794 in both 2000 and 2007
    5. Tiger's 683 weeks ranked as #1 on OWGR
    6. Kathy Whitworth's 88 LPGA wins
    7. Phil's 1314 weeks (and counting) ranked in the OWGR top 100
    8. Nelson's 18 wins in one season
    9. Nelson's 11 consecutive wins
    10. Nelson's 65 consecutive top tens





    8 and 9 have a good chance of standing for all eternity.


    Add #10 to that list. Last 3 are mind boggling stats. Heck, all 10 of them are incredible too.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,404 ✭✭
    edited Dec 8, 2018 #7
    Tiger 4 times defending majors



    He has retained the trophy twice at the US PGA (1999 and 2000; 2006 and '07); once at the British Open (2005 and '06) and once at the US Masters (2001 and '02).



    Only two other men have won back-to-back at more than one Major -- Jones at The British Open (1926 and '27) and US Open (see above) and Walter Hagen at the US PGA (1924, '25, '26 and '27) and the British Open (1928 and '29).



    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/sport/golf/backtoback-majors-26741497.html



    That and 4 modern majors in a row.



    Or how bout TW winning 6 majors in 9 starts. Thats gaudy ; )
  • cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,189 ✭✭
    edited Dec 8, 2018 #8


    At least not in my lifetime.
    1. Jack's 18 majors
    2. Jack's 48 top three finishes in majors
    3. Jack's 17 years making the top 10 on money list
    4. Tiger's scoring record; 67.794 in both 2000 and 2007
    5. Tiger's 683 weeks ranked as #1 on OWGR
    6. Kathy Whitworth's 88 LPGA wins
    7. Phil's 1314 weeks (and counting) ranked in the OWGR top 100
    8. Nelson's 18 wins in one season
    9. Nelson's 11 consecutive wins
    10. Nelson's 65 consecutive top tens





    I don't know about #7. There are a lot of guys who have a chance at breaking it.

    Sergio has been in the top 100 for ~1000 weeks. Adam Scott is not that far behind.

    Rory was in the top 100 as a teenager. Even Rickie is closing in on 500 weeks, and he just turns 30 next week.



    I think Phil's consecutive weeks in the top 50 is much more unlikely to be broken.
  • cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,189 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:


    Tiger 4 times defending majors



    He has retained the trophy twice at the US PGA (1999 and 2000; 2006 and '07); once at the British Open (2005 and '06) and once at the US Masters (2001 and '02).



    Only two other men have won back-to-back at more than one Major -- Jones at The British Open (1926 and '27) and US Open (see above) and Walter Hagen at the US PGA (1924, '25, '26 and '27) and the British Open (1928 and '29).



    https://www.google.c...s-26741497.html



    That and 4 modern majors in a row.



    Or how bout TW winning 6 majors in 9 starts. Thats gaudy ; )




    Brooks... 1 down, 3 to go. 2021 at the latest.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,404 ✭✭
    cdnglf wrote:

    bscinstnct wrote:


    Tiger 4 times defending majors



    He has retained the trophy twice at the US PGA (1999 and 2000; 2006 and '07); once at the British Open (2005 and '06) and once at the US Masters (2001 and '02).



    Only two other men have won back-to-back at more than one Major -- Jones at The British Open (1926 and '27) and US Open (see above) and Walter Hagen at the US PGA (1924, '25, '26 and '27) and the British Open (1928 and '29).



    [url="https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/sport/golf/backtoback-majors-26741497.html"]https://www.google.c...s-26741497.html[/url]



    That and 4 modern majors in a row.



    Or how bout TW winning 6 majors in 9 starts. Thats gaudy ; )




    Brooks... 1 down, 3 to go. 2021 at the latest.




    Hey, maybe BK be the first to 3-peat ; )
  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,303 ✭✭
    cdnglf wrote:



    At least not in my lifetime.
    1. Jack's 18 majors
    2. Jack's 48 top three finishes in majors
    3. Jack's 17 years making the top 10 on money list
    4. Tiger's scoring record; 67.794 in both 2000 and 2007
    5. Tiger's 683 weeks ranked as #1 on OWGR
    6. Kathy Whitworth's 88 LPGA wins
    7. Phil's 1314 weeks (and counting) ranked in the OWGR top 100
    8. Nelson's 18 wins in one season
    9. Nelson's 11 consecutive wins
    10. Nelson's 65 consecutive top tens





    I don't know about #7. There are a lot of guys who have a chance at breaking it.

    Sergio has been in the top 100 for ~1000 weeks. Adam Scott is not that far behind.

    Rory was in the top 100 as a teenager. Even Rickie is closing in on 500 weeks, and he just turns 30 next week.



    I think Phil's consecutive weeks in the top 50 is much more unlikely to be broken.




    Yes, his top 50 is more impressive. All but 14 of Phil's weeks spent in the top 100 have also been spent in the top 50. That's 25 years in the top 50.



    Phil and Sergio are the only two players on the "1000 weeks list" to have never fallen out of the top 100 after getting into it.



    Sergio is 38 and would need to be in the top 100 for about six more years to catch Phil. Possible.
  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,303 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:

    cdnglf wrote:

    bscinstnct wrote:


    Tiger 4 times defending majors



    He has retained the trophy twice at the US PGA (1999 and 2000; 2006 and '07); once at the British Open (2005 and '06) and once at the US Masters (2001 and '02).



    Only two other men have won back-to-back at more than one Major -- Jones at The British Open (1926 and '27) and US Open (see above) and Walter Hagen at the US PGA (1924, '25, '26 and '27) and the British Open (1928 and '29).



    https://www.google.c...s-26741497.html



    That and 4 modern majors in a row.



    Or how bout TW winning 6 majors in 9 starts. Thats gaudy ; )




    Brooks... 1 down, 3 to go. 2021 at the latest.




    Hey, maybe BK be the first to 3-peat ; )




    Hagen already has a 4-peat.
  • cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,189 ✭✭

    bscinstnct wrote:

    cdnglf wrote:

    bscinstnct wrote:


    Tiger 4 times defending majors



    He has retained the trophy twice at the US PGA (1999 and 2000; 2006 and '07); once at the British Open (2005 and '06) and once at the US Masters (2001 and '02).



    Only two other men have won back-to-back at more than one Major -- Jones at The British Open (1926 and '27) and US Open (see above) and Walter Hagen at the US PGA (1924, '25, '26 and '27) and the British Open (1928 and '29).



    https://www.google.c...s-26741497.html



    That and 4 modern majors in a row.



    Or how bout TW winning 6 majors in 9 starts. Thats gaudy ; )




    Brooks... 1 down, 3 to go. 2021 at the latest.




    Hey, maybe BK be the first to 3-peat ; )




    Hagen already has a 4-peat.




    As does Young Tom.
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,766 ✭✭
    Willie Anderson's US Open 3 peat (and 4 out of 5)



    Young Tom Morris won four straight British Opens that were played



    Walter Hagen won 4 straight PGAs



    Tiger's double triple at the US Junior and US Amateur all in a row



    John Ball's 8 British Amateurs looks untouchable as does Sir Michael Bonallack's 3 in a row



    Mike Reasnor's 123 for 18 holes in a PGA Tour event. Full details...https://www.pga.com/news/golf-buzz/real-story-behind-why-mike-reasor-shot-highest-score-in-pga-tour-history



    Hale Irwin's shortest missed putt



    Harry Vardon's 6 total British Opens



    Bobby Jones' 5 US Amateurs



    Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer's record of winning at least one PGA Tour event in 17 consecutive seasons (Dustin Johnson currently is up to 11)
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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,760 mod
    Tiger's majors record when he's done playing.
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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,766 ✭✭
    Greg Norman records



    held the 54 hole lead of all four major championships in single year (1986)



    lost a major championship in sudden death playoff, a multi hole playoff and a 18 hole playoff



    lost all four majors in a playoff



    most four irons hit into the crowd right of the green on the 72nd hole in a major
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
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    Tommy Armour's twenty-three on the seventeenth hole of the 1927 U.S. Open.
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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,766 ✭✭
    Young Tom Morris was really young.



    He won the British Open at 17 years, 5 months and 8 days.



    That record is unlikely to be challenged by a male any time soon.



    It's much more likely to be broken on the distaff side as the ladies have four winners 19 and under in the last decade.
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,371 ✭✭
    Someone winning 12 straight tournaments in the modern era is basically impossible. That's the one that is above the rest, even if some of the others are almost equally impossible
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    If any gets more than 10 majors, id be shocked.
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    Wayne Gretzky, most career NHL points by the quasi father-in-law of a major champion
  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members Posts: 2,273 ✭✭
    edited Dec 8, 2018 #22
    Sam Byrd, played in a World Series and the Masters.



    Walter Hagen, number of Scotches drank before an 18 hole playoff.
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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,766 ✭✭
    Tiger!



    won a pro tournament, the US Open no less by 15 shots



    won the career Grand Slam in just 93 starts



    11 PGA Tour POYs



    10 money titles (he might own the career money title adjusted for inflation for quite a while too)



    9 Vardon Trophys



    has won all four majors by at least 5 strokes



    more likely, someone winning 18 World Golf Championships again, or the series changes into something else? and he won one of them every year for 11 straight years



    winning 7 consecutive PGA Tour starts in a row, the most by anyone not competing in a team format



    Brooks has a chance to match this, but Tiger is the only man to win multiple pro majors in back to back years



    largest boulder moved by a crowd in a PGA Tour event



    won a PGA Tour match play round of 18 holes in just 10 (9&8 over Stephen Ames)
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  • shoot4parshoot4par Life's A Course 412ClubWRX Posts: 142 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 8, 2018 #24
    Jones' grand slam & Vardon's 6 British opens
    Jones did it with corn whiskey. Hogan with cigarettes & Tiger with will.
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  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,481 ✭✭
    edited Dec 8, 2018 #25


    Greg Norman records



    held the 54 hole lead of all four major championships in single year (1986)



    lost a major championship in sudden death playoff, a multi hole playoff and a 18 hole playoff



    lost all four majors in a playoff



    most four irons hit into the crowd right of the green on the 72nd hole in a major




    He however holds the record low winning score at the Players Championship? 24 under par.
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  • MarcoMarco Members Posts: 1,714 ✭✭
    Buzzkill wrote:


    Tiger's majors record when he's done playing.




    This, #1 on the list will be broken by Tiger in the next 5-10 years
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,818 ✭✭
    shoot4par wrote:


    Jones' grand slam & Vardon's 6 British opens




    Still upsets me that Watson never quite managed to equal Vardon...f'ing Stewart Cink!
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    Hideki Matsuyama, 7 one-handed follow-throughs and 6 turnings away in disgust while hitting 17 greens in regulation.
  • Edaw68Edaw68 Members Posts: 1,478 ✭✭


    Willie Anderson's US Open 3 peat (and 4 out of 5)



    Young Tom Morris won four straight British Opens that were played



    Walter Hagen won 4 straight PGAs



    Tiger's double triple at the US Junior and US Amateur all in a row



    John Ball's 8 British Amateurs looks untouchable as does Sir Michael Bonallack's 3 in a row



    Mike Reasnor's 123 for 18 holes in a PGA Tour event. Full details...https://www.pga.com/...ga-tour-history



    Hale Irwin's shortest missed putt



    Harry Vardon's 6 total British Opens



    Bobby Jones' 5 US Amateurs



    Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer's record of winning at least one PGA Tour event in 17 consecutive seasons (Dustin Johnson currently is up to 11)




    The Amateur records especially look unbreakable, given the massive monetary shift in golf now. No one with the chance to pull it off will keep their amateur status and put off the chance of that much money.
  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,255 ✭✭
    Marco wrote:

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Tiger's majors record when he's done playing.




    This, #1 on the list will be broken by Tiger in the next 5-10 years




    Zero majors in the last 10 years but he will win minimum of 5 in his 40s/early 50s - logically I'd say no chance but if he does then he is without doubt the GOAT.
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,255 ✭✭
    - Colin Montgomerie: 7 ET Harry Vardon Trophy titles in a row.

    - Harry Vardon & Gary Player: Open Champion in three different decades (HV: 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914 - GP: 1959, 1968, 1974)
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