Best player without a major?

buckeye440buckeye440 Members Posts: 283 ✭✭
edited May 21, 2019 4:18pm in Tour Talk #1

Who is best player on tour without a major with at least 20 attempts? Here is my list below of the best 6 with a chance to win one.

  • Rickie Fowler, 0-38
  • Matt Kuchar, 0-54
  • Paul Casey, 0-61
  • Hideki Matsuyama, 0-27
  • Marc Leishman, 0-31
  • Gary Woodland, 0-30
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  • puttfordouxputtfordoux Members Posts: 419 ✭✭

    I would have to go with Kuchar. His best bet seems to be the Open where he's played well of late. And #1 in the Fedex cup this year.

  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,176 ✭✭

    Kuchar. Rickie is probably more well liked (even before the whole Mexico thing), but Kuchar has been knocking on the door for a long time.

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  • 3whacker3whacker Members Posts: 420 ✭✭

    Snedeker, Luke Donald, Kuchar

  • buckeye440buckeye440 Members Posts: 283 ✭✭

    @3whacker said:
    Snedeker, Luke Donald, Kuchar

    Brandt is up there, just think it would take something extra for him to win, but he this could be the one. He has won twice at Pebble. Luke Donald is ranked 543 in the world and has no exemptions into the majors. I would say his chances of winning one are close to zero (he has played in one of the last 10). I would put Lee Westwood before him and he is stretch to win now a days too.

  • Murphy76Murphy76 Central IL, USAMembers Posts: 50 ✭✭

    bryson dechambeau

    (ducks)

  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,526 ✭✭

    It’s Bryson DeChanbeau at the moment. 5 wins since 2017 is (I think) the most of anyone on tour without a major.

  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,478 ✭✭

    @golfandfishing said:
    It’s Bryson DeChanbeau at the moment. 5 wins since 2017 is (I think) the most of anyone on tour without a major.

    Would have mentioned him but he clearly hasn't got it going in majors yet as his record, albeit limited attempts, is poor.

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  • DON SVODON SVO Hacker in progress... Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,090 ✭✭

    Kuchar right now, without a doubt. He's having a fantastic year, he's been a top-10 machine forever, and has knocked on the door several times.

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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,904 ✭✭

    Rickie Fowler, 0-38 - forever a bridesmaid
    Matt Kuchar, 0-54 - incapable
    Paul Casey, 0-61 - maybe
    Hideki Matsuyama, 0-27 - not gonna happen
    Marc Leishman, 0-31 - I always root for my man Leish
    Gary Woodland, 0-30 - never.

    Bryson DeChanbeau - will win one by the end of 2020

  • DD4442DD4442 Members Posts: 377 ✭✭

    Fowler & Fleetwood

  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,466 ✭✭

    @golfandfishing said:
    It’s Bryson DeChanbeau at the moment. 5 wins since 2017 is (I think) the most of anyone on tour without a major.

    You mean the guy who thought that Bethpage Black was set up too long?

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  • c7015c7015 Members Posts: 2,131 ✭✭

    @Ferguson said:
    Rickie Fowler, 0-38 - forever a bridesmaid
    Matt Kuchar, 0-54 - incapable
    Paul Casey, 0-61 - maybe
    Hideki Matsuyama, 0-27 - not gonna happen
    Marc Leishman, 0-31 - I always root for my man Leish
    Gary Woodland, 0-30 - never.

    Bryson DeChanbeau - will win one by the end of 2020

    Pretty much this .... I bet Hideki slips one past the goalie (PGA champ likely)

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  • Aviador NavalAviador Naval equus mortuus non caedis Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019 10:59pm #16

    @buckeye440 said:
    Who is best player on tour without a major with at least 20 attempts? Here is my list below of the best 6 with a chance to win one.

    • Rickie Fowler, 0-38
    • Matt Kuchar, 0-54
    • Paul Casey, 0-61
    • Hideki Matsuyama, 0-27
    • Marc Leishman, 0-31
    • Gary Woodland, 0-30

    I would bet on Poulter to win one before anyone on the list other than Fowler and maybe Matsuyama. Not as talented as some (ie, Woodland and Casey) but plenty talented when he gets hot and heck of a lot grittier than everyone on that list combined. Suspect his best chances are either Open.

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  • HescrienceHescrience Venice, FlMembers Posts: 30 ✭✭
    edited May 22, 2019 12:03am #17

    Tony Finau. He is too close to the top in virtually every tournament. He hasn't competed in 20 of them though. Of the people you listed, Rickie. Rickie also hasn't won many regular tournaments either though.

  • Vardon GripVardon Grip Members Posts: 507 ✭✭

    Tony Finau? He’s closer to not having a real pga tour win. He’s played well, but best player level, nope.

  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,526 ✭✭

    I don’t think it’s Finau, he doesn’t win run of the mill tour events, much less majors.

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  • buckeye440buckeye440 Members Posts: 283 ✭✭

    @OldTomMorris said:
    I'd take Xander Schauffele and possibly Jon Rahm over any of the guys listed above but neither meets the 20+ attempts criteria. In fact, Schauffelle has only played 9 but he has 3 top 5s, 4 Top 10s and 6 top 25s so he clearly plays well in majors.
    What's the purpose of the 20+ attempts criteria?

    I think it is unfair to have the best player without a major label if you have only had 9 chances like Xander. I totally agree with you thought; Xander, Rahm, Bryson, Fleetwood, and Finau probably have better chances than anybody here other than Fowler though Fowler is going to run out of chances sooner or later. I would bet Xander or Bryson wins one before Fowler.

  • buckeye440buckeye440 Members Posts: 283 ✭✭

    @Aviador Naval said:

    @buckeye440 said:
    Who is best player on tour without a major with at least 20 attempts? Here is my list below of the best 6 with a chance to win one.

    • Rickie Fowler, 0-38
    • Matt Kuchar, 0-54
    • Paul Casey, 0-61
    • Hideki Matsuyama, 0-27
    • Marc Leishman, 0-31
    • Gary Woodland, 0-30

    I would bet on Poulter to win one before anyone on the list other than Fowler and maybe Matsuyama. Not as talented as some (ie, Woodland and Casey) but plenty talented when he gets hot and heck of a lot grittier than everyone on that list combined. Suspect his best chances are either Open.

    I think only 2 players in the last 30 years have won age 43 or older and one of them was a month ago. He has very limited time.

  • rafalrafal Members Posts: 5,851 ✭✭

    Pulter? Donald?

    Cmon.

    The answer is Fowler. Kuchar is a meme.

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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,526 ✭✭

    Agree that Kuchar is not a serious answer, he’s never really threatened to win one. Even in the last group of The Open it never seemed like he actually had any chance at all, even when YJS was enduring a ckusterfudge it didn’t seem like a real possibility that Kuchar would win.

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  • Mick DouglasMick Douglas Members Posts: 297 ✭✭

    Who would be a current player yet to win a major but has played in the most? Westwood maybe.
    Westwood 81 majors with 18 top 10s is pretty impressive.
    Kuchar 53 with 12 top 10s.

  • cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,259 ✭✭

    Rickie> @Mick Douglas said:

    Who would be a current player yet to win a major but has played in the most? Westwood maybe.
    Westwood 81 majors with 18 top 10s is pretty impressive.
    Kuchar 53 with 12 top 10s.

    I was thinking that Westwood might be the all-time leader in that category, but not yet. Jay Haas has played in 87.

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,914 ✭✭

    @golfandfishing said:
    I don’t think it’s Finau, he doesn’t win run of the mill tour events, much less majors.

    I totally agree with you re Finau but look at BK, he doesn't win run of the mill tour events either.

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    Bruce Lietzke (Very underrated) or Kenny Perry (I still blame Jim Nantz for '96)

  • rgk5rgk5 rgk5(OLB) Members Posts: 3,585 ✭✭

    @DD4442 said:
    Fowler & Fleetwood

    Good choices.

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