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Rory joins elite list of back-to-back major winners

The summer of 2014 is one I'll never forget!! #backtobackmajors pic.twitter.com/RGsHWSWWBA — Rory M...
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Rory joins elite list of back-to-back major winners

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11:10 AM - 11 Aug 2014



Rory McIlroy has become the first player to win back-to-back major championships since Padraig Harrington’s double win in 2008.

Yesterday saw Rory win his fourth major - and second PGA Championship - at Valhalla Golf Club, Kentucky. It comes only three weeks after he won his third major at the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, England.

Rory joins an elite group of players who have achieved consecutive major wins.

Back-to-back major champions (since World War I):

Walter Hagen – 1924 British Open and 1924 PGA Championship

Bobby Jones – (1) 1926 British Open and 1926 U.S. Open (2) 1930 British Open and 1930 U.S. Open

Ben Hogan – (1) 1951 Masters and 1951 U.S. Open (2) 1953 Masters and 1953 U.S. Open (3) 1953 U.S. Open and 1953 British Open

Sam Snead – 1951 PGA Championship and 1952 Masters

Arnold Palmer – 1960 Masters and 1960 U.S. Open

Lee Trevino – 1971 U.S. Open and 1972 British Open

Jack Nicklaus – (1) 1971 PGA Championship and 1972 Masters (2) 1972 Masters and 1972 U.S. Open

Tom Watson – 1982 U.S. Open and 1982 British Open

Nick Price – 1994 British Open and 1994 PGA Championship  

Tiger Woods – (1) 2000 U.S. Open and 2000 British Open (2) 2000 British Open and 2000 PGA Championship (3) 2000 PGA Championship and 2001 Masters (4) 2002 Masters and 2002 U.S. Open (5) 2006 British Open and 2006 PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson – 2005 PGA Championship and 2006 Masters

Padraig Harrington – 2008 British Open and 2008 PGA Championship 

Rory McIlroy – 2014 British Open and 2014 PGA Championship

Rory is, quite literally, flying high!



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