Analysis: Where Rory McIlroy stands in the record books and what he needs to achieve
Rory McIlroy's victory in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool gave the 25-year-old his third major title and completed three-quarters of the career Grand Slam.
Here, We show McIlroy's place in the record books and what he still needs to achieve:
MOST MAJOR WINS
18 Jack Nicklaus
14 Tiger Woods
11 Walter Hagen
9 Ben Hogan, Gary Player
8 Tom Watson,
7 Harry Vardon, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer
6 Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo
5 James Braid, JH Taylor, Byron Nelson, Peter Thomson, Seve Ballesteros, Phil Mickelson,
4 Willie Park Sr, Tom Morris Sr, Tom Morris Jr, Willie Anderson Jr, Jim Barnes, Bobby Locke, Ray Floyd, Ernie Els,
3 Jamie Anderson, Bob Ferguson, Tommy Armour, Denny Shute, Ralph Guldahl, Henry Cotton, Jimmy Demaret, Cary Middlecoff, Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Larry Nelson, Nick Price, Hale Irwin, Payne Stewart, Vijay Singh, Padraig Harrington, RORY McILROY
MOST WIRE-TO-WIRE WINS IN MAJORS
4 Jack Nicklaus - US Open (2), US PGA, Masters; Tiger Woods - Open, US Open (2), US PGA
3 Bob Ferguson - Open (3); Ray Floyd - PGA (2), Masters;
2 Willie Park Sr - Open (2); Harry Vardon - Open (2); Arnold Palmer - Masters (2); RORY McILROY - US Open, Open
WINNERS OF ALL FOUR MAJORS
Gene Sarazen - 1922 US Open, 1922 US PGA, 1932 Open, 1935 Masters (40 events)
Ben Hogan - 1946 US PGA, 1948 US Open, 1951 Masters, 1953 Open (28)
Gary Player - 1959 Open, 1961 Masters, 1962 US PGA, 1965 US Open (24)
Jack Nicklaus - 1962 US Open, 1963 Masters, 1963 US PGA, 1966 Open (18)
Tiger Woods - 1997 Masters, 1999 US PGA, 2000 US Open, 2000 Open (15)
* In case of Nicklaus and Woods, only their first Grand Slam cycle is shown.
Figure in brackets is total number of potentially playable majors between first and last win.
WINNERS OF THREE DIFFERENT MAJORS
* Event in brackets is major title needed to complete Grand Slam
Walter Hagen (Masters)
Jim Barnes (Masters)
Tommy Armour (Masters)
Byron Nelson (Open)
Sam Snead (US Open)
Arnold Palmer (US PGA)
Lee Trevino (Masters)
Tom Watson (US PGA)
Ray Floyd (Open)
Phil Mickelson (US Open)
RORY McILROY (Masters)
LOWEST WINNING TOTAL IN RELATION TO PAR (all majors)
19 under - Tiger Woods, Open (2000)
18 under - Nick Faldo, Open (1990); Tiger Woods, Masters (1997); Tiger Woods, US PGA (2000); Tiger Woods, Open (2006); Tiger Woods, US PGA (2006)
17 under - Jack Nicklaus, Masters (1965); Ray Floyd, Masters (1976); Steve Elkington, US PGA (1995); RORY McILROY, Open (2014)
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