*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?
*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.
*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.
*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.
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.
|Country||Total||# of majors (PGA)||# of majors (LPGA)||# of majors (Champions)||# of majors (Legends)|
What countries have produced the most golfers to win a major?
*The breakdown for the U.K.: Scotland (31), England (19), Northern Ireland (4), Wales (1)
*The breakdown for the U.K.: England (4), Scotland (1)
*New Zealand should have one and not zero.
*The breakdown for the U.K.: England (3), Scotland (1)
|Country||# of major winners per country (Champions)|
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.
|Country||Total (PGA and LPGA)||# of winners (PGA)||# of winners (LPGA)|
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)
https://mapchart.net (Used to make maps in the article)