How many Majors has Tom Watson won?

Tom Watson won a total of eight Major Championships.

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Tom Watson was born on the 4th of September 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri.

As well as winning five British Opens Tom Watson won the Masters twice and the US Open once.

His eight wins came over the relatively short span of nine years with his first win the '75 British Open and his last of eight wins being the 1983 British Open.

Tom missed out on a career Grand Slam having never won the US PGA Championship. His best result was second in 1978.

He won 39 times on the PGA Tour and has enjoyed 14 victories on the Champions Tour.

He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988.

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1975 Open Championship

The 1975 Open Championship was played at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland.

Tom Watson won the 1975 Open Championship in an 18-hole playoff by one stroke over Jack Newton.

Hist total score was 279 (-9).

The winner’s share was $16,500.

1977 Masters Tournament

Tom Watson won the 1977 Masters tournament two strokes ahead of runner-up Jack Nicklaus.

His total score was 276 (-12).

The winner’s share was $40,000.

1977 Open Championship

The 1977 Open Championship was played on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry, Scotland.

Tom Watson won the 1977 Open Championship one stroke over runner-up Jack Nicklaus.

His total score was 268 (-12).

The winner’s share was $17,000.

1980 Open Championship

The 1980 Open Championship was played at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland.

Tom Watson won the 1980 Open Championship, four strokes ahead of runner-up Lee Trevino.

His total score was 271 (-13).

The winner’s share was $60,000.

1981 Masters Tournament

Tom Watson won the 1981 Masters Tournament two strokes over Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller.

His total score was 280 (-8).

The winner’s share was $60,000.

1982 US Open

The 1982 US Open was played at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.

Tom Watson won the 1982 US Open two strokes ahead of runner-up Jack Nicklaus

His total score was 282 (-6).

The winner’s share was $60,000.

1982 Open Championship

The 1982 Open Championship was played at Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland.

Tom Watson won the 1982 Open Championship one stroke ahead of runners-up Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Price.

His total score was 284 (-4).

The winner’s share was $54,000.

1983 Open Championship

The 1983 Open Championship was played at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

Tom Watson won the 1983 Open Championship one stroke ahead of runners-up Andy Bean and Hale Irwin.

His total score was 275 (-9).

The winner’s share was $60,000.

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