What is the largest winning margin in a Major?

Category: The Majors
Pebble Beach Golf Club USA
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Clue

It happened at Pebble Beach.

Answer

Tiger Woods won the US Open in 2000 at Pebble Beach by 15 shots.

More about the largest winning margin at the US Open in 2000

Old Tom Morris held the record for almost 140 years.

Tiger Woods shot 65, 69, 71 and 67 at Pebble Beach at the US Open in 2000 to finish 15 shots ahead of Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Ernie Els who both finished 3-over. Woods was the only player in the field to finish even par or better.

Largest margins of victory in a major:

  • 15 - Tiger Woods, 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach
  • 13 - Old Tom Morris, 1862 Open Championship at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 12 - Young Tom Morris, 1870 Open Championship at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 12 - Tiger Woods, 1997 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

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