PGA Tour 2018: A Look Back at the Year’s Four Major Events [Infographic]

PGA Tour 2018

The majors started in April with the Masters and went through the summer ending with the PGA Championship in August. It was the last PGA season to feature this format and thanks to this year’s winners, it went out with a bang.

Masters – Augusta National

The Masters teed off in April at the cathedral of American golf, Augusta National. This year’s tournament saw rising star Patrick Reed claim his first ever PGA major title. It came on the heels of his second place finish in the 2017 PGA Championship.

Top Three Final Scores:

Patrick Reed: –15
Rickie Fowler: –14
Jordan Spieth: –13

U.S. Open – Shinnecock Hills

The 118th U.S. Open was held at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York for the fifth time. The tournament saw 2017 U.S. Open winner, Brooks Koepka, retain his title. Koepka’s successful U.S. Open win made him the third golfer to achieve the feat since World War II. His final round, sealed the title and a place in history. It was Koepka’s second major victory.

Top Three Final Scores:

Brooks Koepka: +1
Tommy Fleetwood: +2
Dustin Johnson +3

The Open Championship – Carnoustie Golf Links

The Open Championship was hosted at Scotland’s famed Carnoustie Golf Links in July. It was the 147th edition of the tournament and was the eighth time hosted here. Due to a heat wave that swept the United Kingdom, Carnoustie was very different than in past years. The dry course played fast giving onlookers and golfers a different Open Championship than normal. Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to ever win a major.

Top  Final Scores:

Francesco Molinari: –8
Kevin Kisner: –6
Justin Rose: –6
Rory McIlroy: –6
Xander Schauffele: –6

PGA Championship – Bellerive Country Club

The year’s final major tournament, the PGA Championship, was played at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. The event saw Brooks Koepka continue brilliant play in major tournaments. The two-time U.S. Open winner finished two strokes ahead of a resurgent Tiger Woods. The event, and Woods’ return to the top two of a major, not only showed he may be back to his best, but it delivered the PGA’s best TV ratings in years.

Top Three Final Scores:

Brooks Koepka: –16
Tiger Woods: –14
Adam Scott: –13

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Sources:

masters.com/en_US/scores/index.html
usopen.com/scoring.html
pga.com/events/openchampionship/leaderboard
pga.com/events/pgachampionship/leaderboard
golfdigest.com/story/pga-championship-2018-tiger-woods-delivers-the-pgas-best-tv-ratings-since-well-the-last-time-he-almost-won
augusta.com/masters/story/news/2018-04-08/patrick-reed-wins-2018-masters-tournament
golfdigest.com/story/us-open-2018-brooks-koepka-wins-us-open-repeats-as-champion-after-shooting-closing-68
golfchannel.com/video/review-open-champions-carnoustie