Prior to Harrington, Tiger Woods (2006 Open Championship and PGA Championship) and Phil Mickelson (2005 PGA Championship and 2006 Masters Tournament) were the last ones to accomplish the feat. Mc Ilroy won his four majors by a combined 19 shots (8/2011 U. Open, 8/2012 PGA Championship, 2/2014 Open Championship, 1/2014 PGA Championship). PGA Tour start, Mc Ilroy records his ninth victory: 2010 Wells Fargo Championship, 2011 U. Open, 2012 The Honda Classic, 2012 PGA Championship, 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship, 2012 BMW Championship, 2014 The Open Championship, 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2014 PGA Championship.Woods has won back-to-back majors on five different occasions including four straight majors starting with the 2000 U. By comparison, Tiger Woods won his first four majors by a combined 36 shots (12/1997 Masters, 1/1999 PGA Championship, 15/2000 U. Mc Ilroy won his third consecutive Tour start this week.Major Championship start, Mc Ilroy wins his fourth Major (2011 U. Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, 2014 PGA Championship). 1 in the Fed Ex Cup, supplanting Jimmy Walker (who held the top spot for 36 of 37 weeks, including a record 30 straight weeks starting with his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Snedeker’s previous-best finish in seven starts at the PGA Championship was T18 in his inaugural appearance in 2007.
Charl Schwartzel closed with a 5-under 66 to finish T15.
Trending the right direction is 2012 Fed Ex Cup champion Brandt Snedeker (T13).
He owned just 16 rounds in the 60s in his first 19 starts this season, but now has 10 such rounds in his last three starts, including a final-round 4-under 67 at the PGA Championship.
Since 1980, he becomes the fifth different player to win three or more consecutive starts: Tiger Woods (5 times), Tom Watson (1980), David Duval (1997), Vijay Singh (2004).
Woods’ resume included winning streaks of seven (2006-07), six (1999-00), five (2007-08), three (2000) and three (2001).A player from Northern Ireland has won six of the last 19 major championships, with Mc Ilroy accounting for four of those wins (2010 U. Stenson had one top-25 finish in his first 10 Major Championship starts, but has followed with 16 top 25s in his last 25 starts.Likewise, he failed to record a top 10 in his first 11 Major starts, but has nine in his last 24 starts.With his T7 finish this week, Walker posted top-10 finishes in three Major Championships this season: Masters (T8), U. This week marked his 10Jimmy Walker has led the Fed Ex Cup standings for 36 of the 37 weeks, including a record 30 straight weeks starting with his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii, but now trails Rory Mc Ilroy by 89 points.He has three victories this season: Open, Sony Open in Hawaii and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.Stricker was seeking to win at the age of 47 years, 5 months and 18 days old.