Steve Stricker's Ryder Cup captaincy got us thinking about over 50s who never managed a Major victory...
Best Players Over 50 Never To Win A Major
The Scot is arguably the greatest player in history to have never won a Major.
Monty won eight European Tour Order of Merit titles (including seven in a row), 31 European Tour titles and finished 2nd in a Major five times.
Since turning 50, he has won three Senior Majors.
His nearest miss probably came at the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot, where he double-bogeyed the 72nd hole to miss out by one.
Miguel Angel Jimenez
The charismatic Spaniard won 21 European Tour titles and won his second Senior Major at the 2018 Senior Open.
Jimenez has 32 pro wins in total and recorded nine top-10s in Majors.
Perry famously lost in a playoff at the 2009 Masters to Angel Cabrera after bogeying the final two holes in regulation.
He has won 27 times including 14 times on the PGA Tour and 10 times on the PGA Tour Champions.
The Swede was a very good Ryder Cup player and very good in stroke play too with four European Tour wins, five PGA Tour wins and six other victories.
His Major record is decent too, with stand-outs coming at the 1994 and 1997 Opens where he was 2nd and T2nd.
Stricker has spent over 250 weeks inside the world’s top 10 and won 12 PGA Tour titles in his career.
He recorded 13 top-10 finishes in Majors including a 2nd at the 1998 USPGA Championship and a 4th most recently at the 2016 Open.
He will captain the 2020 USA Ryder Cup team in his home state of Wisconsin.
The Scot successfully captained Europe to the Ryder Cup in 2002 after holing the winning putt in 1985 at The Belfry.
Torrance won 21 times on the European Tour in his career and won 41 times as a pro in total.
His best finish in a Major was a 5th at the 1981 Open.
The father of Bill, Jay Haas had an incredible career with the only thing missing being a Major.
Haas won nine times on the PGA Tour and 18 times on the PGA Tour Champions, with 16 top-10s in Majors.
Famous for his playoff loss to Tiger Woods in 2005 at Augusta, where Woods holed ‘that chip’ in regulation, DiMarco also lost in a playoff at the 2004 USPGA Championship.
He recorded another runner-up finish at a Major at the 2006 Open. DiMarco won seven times as a pro including three PGA Tour titles.
Sanders may be best known for his short missed putt on the 18th green at St Andrews in 1970, eventually losing to Jack Nicklaus in a playoff.
He won 20 times on the PGA Tour in his career and finished runner-up at four Majors.
Aussie Bruce Crampton won 44 times worldwide and had four runners-up finishes at Majors, all to Jack Nicklaus.
He won 14 times on the PGA Tour and 20 times on the Champions Tour.
Hoch is infamously known for a missed two-footer on the 1st extra hole in the 1989 Masters playoff. He eventually lost to Nick Faldo on the 2nd extra hole.
The American won 11 times on the PGA Tour in his career and finished in the top-10 15 times in Majors.
Faxon is known as one of the greatest putters of all time but surprisingly never won a Major.
He won eight times on the PGA Tour but only ever recorded four top-10s in golf’s big four.
James won 18 times on the European Tour and finished inside the top-8 at The Open five times.
He has won 31 times as a pro and made seven appearances for Europe in the Ryder Cup, captaining in 1999 when Europe lost at Brookline.
The Zimbabwean/Irishman won 59 times as a professional including 33 times on the Sunshine Tour and 16 times on the European Tour.
He won nine Sunshine Tour Order of Merits and had his best Major finish in 1990 where he was runner-up to Nick Faldo at the Open at St Andrews.
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