Which countries have produced the most major championship winners across golf?

*The maps and information below does not count the U.S. Amateur and The Amateur Championship which were once considered to be majors championships for the PGA.

What countries have taken home the most total majors?

PGA

*The breakdown for the U.K.: Scotland (55), England (35), Northern Ireland (7), Wales (1)

While America has a big lead in majors, it is even bigger when you consider the first 66 majors were won by Europeans (50 Scotland, 10 England, 5 Jersey, 1 France) before John McDermott won the 1911 U.S. Open.

Men's major championship winning golfers by country for PGA Tour (by total majors) - As of Sep, 18, 2018_ (1)

LPGA

*The breakdown for the U.K.: England (7), Scotland (1)

*Jenny Lidback has dual citizenship for Peru and Sweden, so her major victory was counted towards both countries.

Since Se Ri Park became the first South Korean to win a major when she took home the 1998 LPGA Championship, they have dominated the sport. Over the 90 majors that have been played starting in ’98, South Koreans have won 28 (31.11%) of them. At least one South Korean has won a major 16 of the last 21 years, with the exceptions being 1999, 2000. 2003, 2007 and 2010.

*New Zealand should have two and not zero.

Women's major championship winning golfers by country for LPGA Tour (by total majors) - As of Sep, 18, 2018_

Champions Tour

*The breakdown for the U.K.: England (5), Scotland (3)

*Mark McNulty has dual citizenship for Zimbabwe and Ireland, so his major victory was counted towards both countries.

Bernhard Langer won his first major on the Champions Tour in 2010 and through 2017 won 10/40 (25%) majors on tour. After winning twice in ’10, he was shut out from 2011-13. However, Langer then won 8/20 (40%) majors from 2014-17 before being shut out again this past year.

Men's major championship winning golfers by country for Champions Tour (by total majors) - As of Sep, 18, 2018

Totals for all four tours (PGA, LPGA, Champions, and Legends)

*There have only been two senior majors events for women: The Senior LPGA Championship (2017) and the U.S. Senior Women’s Open (2018). These were won by Trish Johnson (England) and Laura Davies (England). The 2nd Senior LPGA Championship will be played this October.

*The breakdown for the U.K.: Scotland (59), England (49), Northern Ireland (7), Wales (1)

*New Zealand should have four and not two.

Major championship winning golfers by country for the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Legends Tours (by total majors) - As of Sep, 18, 2018

Country Total # of majors (PGA) # of majors (LPGA) # of majors (Champions) # of majors (Legends)
United States 587 269 199 119 N/A
United Kingdom 116 98 8 8 2
Scotland 59 55 1 3 N/A
England 49 35 7 5 2
South Africa 32 22 2 8 N/A
Australia 31 17 10 4 N/A
South Korea 29 1 28 N/A N/A
Sweden 17 1 16 N/A N/A
Germany 14 4 N/A 10 N/A
Spain 10 8 N/A 2 N/A
Jersey 9 9 N/A N/A N/A
Northern Ireland 7 7 N/A N/A N/A
Argentina 6 3 N/A 3 N/A
Taiwan 5 N/A 5 N/A N/A
Zimbabwe 5 3 N/A 2 N/A
Fiji 4 3 N/A 1 N/A
Ireland 4 3 N/A 1 N/A
Canada 3 1 2 N/A N/A
France 3 1 2 N/A N/A
Japan 2 N/A N/A 1 N/A
Mexico 2 N/A 2 N/A N/A
New Zealand 4 2 2 N/A N/A
Norway 2 N/A 2 N/A N/A
Thailand 2 N/A 2 N/A N/A
Uruguay 2 N/A 2 N/A N/A
China 1 N/A 1 N/A N/A
Italy 1 1 N/A N/A N/A
Peru 1 N/A 1 N/A N/A
Wales 1 1 N/A N/A N/A

What countries have produced the most golfers to win a major?

PGA

*The breakdown for the U.K.: Scotland (31), England (19), Northern Ireland (4), Wales (1)

Men's major championship winning golfers by country for PGA Tour (by number of different winners per country) - As of Sep, 18, 2018

LPGA

*The breakdown for the U.K.: England (4), Scotland (1)

*New Zealand should have one and not zero.

Women's major championship winning golfers by country for LPGA Tour (by number of different winners per country) - As of Sep, 18, 2018

Champions Tour

*The breakdown for the U.K.: England (3), Scotland (1)

Men's major championship winning golfers by country for Champions Tour (by number of different winners per country) - As of Sep, 18, 2018

Country # of major winners per country (Champions)
United States 59
United Kingdom 4
South Africa 3
England 3
Australia 3
Argentina 2
Zimbabwe 2
Germany 1
Scotland 1
Spain 1
Fiji 1
Ireland 1
Japan 1

Totals for the PGA and LPGA

I decided to only combine the total for the PGA and LPGA since major wins on the two senior tours could have already won majors on these two tours.

*The breakdown for the U.K.: Scotland (32), England (23), Northern Ireland (4), Wales (1)

*New Zealand should have three and not two.

Major championship winning golfers by country for PGA and LPGA Tour (by number of different winners per country) - As of Sep, 18, 2018

Country Total (PGA and LPGA) # of winners (PGA) # of winners (LPGA)
United States 210 130 80
United Kingdom 60 55 5
Scotland 32 31 1
England 23 19 4
South Korea 15 1 14
Australia 13 11 2
Sweden 8 1 7
South Africa 7 6 1
Northern Ireland 4 4 N/A
Canada 3 1 2
France 3 1 2
Spain 3 3 N/A
Argentina 2 2 N/A
Germany 2 2 N/A
Jersey 2 2 N/A
New Zealand 3 2 1
China 1 N/A 1
Fiji 1 1 N/A
Ireland 1 1 N/A
Italy 1 1 N/A
Japan 1 N/A 1
Mexico 1 N/A 1
Norway 1 N/A 1
Peru 1 N/A 1
Taiwan 1 N/A 1
Thailand 1 N/A 1
Uruguay 1 N/A 1
Wales 1 1 N/A
Zimbabwe 1 1 N/A

Player with the most majors from each country on each tour

The table below shows the average number of majors that each winner for each country has. I also listed the person with the most majors for each country and the time span that they won them over.

Country PGA most majors (Span Won) LPGA most majors (Span Won) Champions Tour most majors (Span Won)
Argentina 2, Angel Cabrera (2007-09) N/A 2, Eduardo Romero (2006-08)
Australia 5, Peter Thomson (1954-1965) 7, Karrie Webb (1999-2006) 2, Graham Marsh (1997-99)
Canada 1, Mike Weir (2003) 1, Sandra Post (1968), Brooke Henderson (2016) N/A
China N/A 1, Shanshan Feng (2009) N/A
England 6, Nick Faldo (1987-1996) 4, Laura Davies (1987-96)
2, Roger Chapman (2012) and Paul Broadhurst (2016-18)
Fiji 3, Vijay Singh (1998-04) N/A 1, Vijay Singh (2018)
France 1, Arnaud Massy (1907) 1, Catherine Lacoste (1967), Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (2003) N/A
Germany 2, Bernhard Langer (1985-93), Martin Kaymer (2010-14) N/A 10, Bernhard Langer (2010-17)
Ireland 3, Padraig Harrington (2007-08) N/A 1, Mark McNulty (2007)
Italy 1, Francesco Molinari (2017) N/A N/A
Japan N/A 1, Chako Higuchi (1977) 1, Koki Idoki (2013)
Jersey 7, Harry Vardon (1896-1914) N/A N/A
Mexico N/A 2, Lorena Ochoa (2007-08) N/A
New Zealand 1, Bob Charles (1963), Michael Campbell (2005) 2, Lydia Ko (2015-16) N/A
Northern Ireland 4, Rory McIlroy (2011-14) N/A N/A
Norway N/A 2, Suzann Pettersen (2007-13) N/A
Peru N/A 1, Jenny Lidback (1995) N/A
Scotland 5, James Braid (1901-1910) 1, Catriona Matthew (2009) 3, Colin Montgomerie (2014-15)
South Africa 9, Gary Player (1959-1978) 2, Sally Little (1980-88) 6, Gary Player (1986-90)
South Korea 1, Y.E. Yang (2009) 7, Inbee Park (2008-15) N/A
Spain 5, Seve Ballesteros (1979-88) N/A 2, Miguel Angel Jimenez (2018)
Sweden 1, Henrik Stenson (2016) 10, Annika Sorenstam (1995-2006) N/A
Taiwan N/A 5, Yani Tseng (2008-11) N/A
Thailand N/A 2, Ariya Jutanugarn (2016-18) N/A
United States 18, Jack Nicklaus (1962-1986) 15, Patty Berg (1937-58) 8, Jack Nicklaus (1990-96)
Uruguay N/A 2, Fay Crocker (1955-60) N/A
Wales 1, Ian Woosnam (1991) N/A N/A
Zimbabwe 3, Nick Price (1992-94) N/A 1, Mark McNulty (2007) and Denis Watson (2007)

Sources and Info: (All sources not listed here linked/mentioned in the article)

Featured Image: Featured Image: “Jack Nicklaus at The Masters” by Torrey Wiley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_men%27s_major_championships_winning_golfers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_major_golf_championships 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronological_list_of_LPGA_major_golf_champions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_major_golf_championships

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_golfers_with_most_Champions_Tour_major_championship_wins

https://mapchart.net (Used to make maps in the article)

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A look at the historic Sunday performances of Mahomes, Carr, and Fitzpatrick

Yesterday Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick all put on historic performances passing the ball. This article will take a look into the context of what these three men did yesterday by using Pro Football Reference.

Mahomes

Mahomes put on a passing clinic in his team’s week two win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, having only the 39th game in NFL history with at least six passing touchdowns. In addition to being the youngest quarterback to achieve this, he was also only the second Chief to do so.

Hall of Famer Len Dawson threw six touchdowns in a game for the team back in 1964. Finally, Mahomes became only the sixth quarterback to have at least a 150 QB rating in a six-touchdown game.

Name Year When Score QB Rating Comp Att Comp% Yards TD Int
Y.A. Tittle 1962 Week 7 Win: NYG 49 – WAS 34 151.4 27 39 69.23 505 7 0
Peyton Manning 2003 Week 4 Win: IND 55 – NO 21 158.3 20 25 80.0 314 6 0
Tom Brady 2007 Week 7 Win: NE 49 – MIA 28 158.3 21 25 84.0 354 6 0
Tom Brady 2009 Week 6 Win: NE 59 – TEN 0 152.8 29 34 85.29 380 6 0
Nick Foles 2013 Week 9 Win: PHI 49 – OAK 20 158.3 22 28 78.57 406 7 0
Ben Roethlisberger 2014 Week 8 Win: PIT 51 – IND 34 150.6 40 49 81.63 522 6 0
Patrick Mahomes 2018 Week 2 Win: KC 42 – PIT 37 154.8 23 28 82.14 326 6 0

Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick carried over his magical week one performance into week two of the season, leading the Buccaneers to a 27-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. In the last two games, he has had the 96th and 97th games in NFL history having at least 400 passing yards and four passing touchdowns. (Kirk Cousins had the 98th such game yesterday).

Fitzpatrick also became only the third quarterback to do so in back-to-back games, joining Hall of Famer Dan Marino and Billy Volek. He also became only the third quarterback to throw four or more touchdowns in each of his team’s first two games, joining Drew Bledsoe and Patrick Mahomes.

Quarterbacks with 400 yards and 4 TDs in multiple games over one season

Name Year When
George Blanda 1961 Week 8 and 11
Dan Marino 1984 Week 14 and 15
Dan Fouts 1985 Week 2 and 10
Dan Marino 1986 Week 3, 11 and 15
Ken O’ Brien 1986 Week 3 and 9
Billy Volek 2004 Week 14 and 15
Peyton Manning 2013 Week 13 and 16
Drew Brees 2016 Week 1 and 6
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2018 Week 1 and 2

Carr

Meanwhile, in the afternoon slot of game Carr put on one of the most accurate passing displays in NFL history. He put up only the 27th game in NFL history where a quarterback completed at least 90% of their passes (minimum 10 completions).

Carr also had only the ninth game ever in which a quarterback threw at least 20 passes and still completed at least 90% of them. In fact, he became the first to ever throw at least 30 passes and do so. However, Carr also became the first quarterback to complete at least 88.5% of his passes (minimum 14 attempts) and lose the game.

Name Year When Score QB Rating Comp Att Comp % Yards TD Int
Ken Anderson 1971 Week 9 Win: CIN 17 – PIT 10 109.7 20 22 90.9 227 0 0
Lynn Dickey 1981 Week 15 Win: GB 35 – NO 7 149.5 19 21 90.5 218 5 0
Steve Young 1991 Week 8 Win: SF 35 – DET 3 149.4 18 20 90.0 237 2 0
Vinny Testaverde 1993 Week 17 Win: CLE 42 – STL 14 134.8 21 23 91.3 216 2 0
Tom Brady 2008 Divisional Round Win: NE 31 – JAX 20 141.4 26 28 92.9 262 3 0
Kurt Warner 2009 Week 2 Win: ARZ 35 – JAX 17 131.2 24 26 92.3 243 2 0
Philip Rivers 2012 Week 9 Win: SD 31 – KC 13 125 18 20 90.0 220 2 1
Tony Romo 2014 Week 16 Win: DAL 42 – IND 7 151.7 18 20 90.0 218 4 0
Derek Carr 2018 Week 2 Loss: DEN 20 – OAK 19 114.7 29 32 90.6 289 1 0

Notes and Info:

Featured Image: “A football on a field” by U.S. Department of Agriculture is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Pro Football Reference Source for Mahomes info

Pro Football Reference Source for Fitzpatrick info 

Pro Football Reference Source for Carr info

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

Box office performance – Avengers: Infinity War

On April 27th, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters building on over a decade of movies in the various Marvel franchises. The film became one of the biggest box office hits in history, having had one of the best opening weekends ever. This article will take a look at how Infinity War stacks up historically using information from BoxOfficeMojo.

Domestic gross

Avengers: Infinity War is currently the second highest grossing superhero film at the domestic box office, only behind Black Panther which came out earlier this year. Currently, Infinity War has been in theaters for 130 days (18.6 weeks). If it sticks around as long as Black Panther did (175 days – 25 weeks) it might be able to pass it.

Lifetime domestic gross for films that have made at least $500,000 (Sept. 4, 2018).png

Year Film Lifetime gross
2015 The Force Awakens $936,662,225
2009 Avatar $760,507,625
2018 Black Panther $700,059,566
2018 Infinity War $678,778,164
1997 Titanic $659,363,944
2015 Jurassic World $652,270,625
2012 The Avengers $623,357,910
2017 The Last Jedi $620,181,382
2018 Incredibles 2 $602,326,913
2008 The Dark Knight $534,858,444
2016 Rogue One $532,177,324
2017 Beauty and the Beast (2017) $504,014,165

When looking at the all-time domestic gross list and accounting for ticket price inflation, Infinity War comes in at number 34. This puts it $1,194,175,536 behind Gone with the Wind on the non-adjusted list.

Top 35 movies all-time in terms of adjusted domestic gross adjusted as of Sept. 4 2018 .png

Click here to see a bigger version of the above chart with the movies listed 

Film Year Domestic gross adjusted for inflation
Gone with the Wind 1939 $1,872,953,700
Star Wars 1977 $1,651,168,600
Sound of Music 1965 $1,320,190,500
E.T. 1982 $1,314,989,700
Titanic 1997 $1,256,546,800
The Ten Commandments 1956 $1,214,370,000
Jaws 1975 $1,187,290,600
Doctor Zhivago 1965 $1,150,735,700
The Exorcist 1973 $1,025,254,300
Snow White 1937 $1,010,430,00
The Force Awakens 2015 $1,002,227,000
101 Dalmatians 1961 $926,232,900
The Empire Strikes Back 1980 $910,134,500
Ben-Hur 1959 $908,460,000
Avatar 2009 $902,059,800
Return of the Jedi 1983 $871,930,700
Jurassic Park 1993 $849,334,300
The Phantom Menace 1999 $837,192,900
The Lion King 1994 $826,387,300
The Sting 1973 $826,354,300
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 $820,797,700
The Graduate 1967 $793,297,200
Fantasia 1941 $769,813,000
Jurassic World 2015 $732,786,100
The Godfather 1972 $731,612,200
Forrest Gump 1994 $728,757,600
Mary Poppins 1964 $724,745,500
Grease 1978 $713,504,500
The Avengers 2012 $712,688,900
Black Panther 2018 $700,059,566
Thunderball 1965 $693,396,000
The Dark Knight 2008 $690,276,700
The Jungle Book 1967 $683,012,800
Infinity War 2018 $678,781,267
Sleeping Beauty 1959 $673,707,000

Worldwide gross

Avengers: Infinity War had the best worldwide weekend opening of all-time, earning a whopping $640.5 million. It earned $328.8 million (59.8%) of that from its combined overseas openings.

In terms of all-time worldwide gross, Infinity War is fourth at $2,046.4 billion, with $1.367.6 billion (66.8%) of that coming from its overseas earnings. The film is one of only four to cross the two billion mark worldwide and one of only 36 to cross the one billion mark worldwide.

Lifetime worldwide gross for films that have made at least $1.3 billion (Sept. 4th, 2018).png

*Films over the $500 million mark domestically but not the $1.3 billion worldwide: Beauty and the Beast (13th: $1,263.5), The Incredibles 2* (17th, $1,166.3)  Rogue One (25th: $1,056.1) and The Dark Knight (34th, $1,004.6)

*The Incredibles 2 has only been in theatres for 81 days (11.6 weeks)

Other marks that Infinity War set 

Avengers: Infinity War has the second highest opening day gross of all time at $106.3 million only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ($119.1 million)

Avengers: Infinity War has the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time at $257.6 million.

Avengers: Infinity War has the second biggest opening week of all time at $338.3 million only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ($390.8 million)

Avengers: Infinity War tied as the fastest film to cross the $100 million mark domestically, doing so in one day. It joined Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Going back to 1982 Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film for the month of April ($678.8 million).

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Notes and Info:

Featured Image: “Avengers: Infinity War wallpaper” by Eman Rahman is licensed under  Public Domain Mark 1.0

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/ (all specific links are in the article above)

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets