Major season is over. Can you believe it? We now have eight months until the 2017 Masters.
- Jimmy Walker took his first major over Jason Day, which capped only the third season since 1969, and fifth ever with four first-time major winners. The last time it happened was in 2011 when Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Keegan Bradley all won their first.
The first-timers this year were no joke, either. Three of the four were ranked inside the top 20 in the world when they won and two were inside the top 10.
Watch the PGA Championship highlights right here:
- Henrik Stenson, the winner of the Open championship was also a first-time major winner. Seeing him holding the Claret Jug aloft was a delight to the eyes.
Stenson’s winning moments.
- Dustin Johnson won the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. The American was also a first-time major winner with a 4-under-par score of 276.
Dustin Johnson talks with Joe Buck after winning the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
- Danny Willett, the 2016 masters tournament winner too was a first-time major winner at Augusta National after shooting a five-under-par round of 67 to take advantage of a collapse by Jordan Spieth.
Watch Danny upset Jordan Speith right under.
It was a fitting way to end the major season, but there’s still so much golf to look forward to over the remainder of the year. The countdown is well and truly on for the Ryder Cup and the Olympics.