Best player without a major?

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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  535WRX Points: 204Posts: 535 Golden Tee
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    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.

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    Rickie

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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25660WRX Points: 829Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,660 Titanium Tees
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    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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    Snedeker, Luke Donald, Kuchar

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    On -, @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.

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    bryson dechambeau

    (ducks)

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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members  3817WRX Points: 1,201Handicap: 4Posts: 3,817 Titanium Tees
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    It’s Bryson DeChanbeau at the moment. 5 wins since 2017 is (I think) the most of anyone on tour without a major.

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    On -, @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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    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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    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

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    Fowler & Fleetwood

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    On -, @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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    On -, @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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    On -, @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  30WRX Points: 24Handicap: Between 2 and 5 Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    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.

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  • Vardon GripVardon Grip Members  597WRX Points: 304Posts: 597 Golden Tee
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    Tony Finau? He’s closer to not having a real pga tour win. He’s played well, but best player level, nope.

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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members  3817WRX Points: 1,201Handicap: 4Posts: 3,817 Titanium Tees
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    I don’t think it’s Finau, he doesn’t win run of the mill tour events, much less majors.

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    Myself

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    On -, @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.

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    On -, @Aviador Naval said:

    On -, @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.

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    Pulter? Donald?

    Cmon.

    The answer is Fowler. Kuchar is a meme.

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    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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    Judy Rankin

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    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.

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    Rickie>

    On -, @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.

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    On -, @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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    Lee Westwood.

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

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    On -, @DD4442 said:

    Fowler & Fleetwood

    Good choices.

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