Eight Swedish players have won on the PGA TOUR: Jesper Parnevik (5), Carl Pettersson (5), Henrik Stenson (4), Gabriel Hjertstedt (2), Daniel Chopra (2), Jonas Blixt (2), Freddie Jacobson (1) and Richard S. Despite playing with a torn labrum in his left hip, Steve Stricker cards rounds of 69-68-68-68 this week to finish T7.It marks the first time in 63 Major Championship starts that he has posted all four rounds in the 60s.
A nearly two-hour rain delay set up the possibility of a Monday finish, especially if there had been a three-hole playoff.
Mc Ilroy took care of that by shooting 3-under 68, beating Phil Mickelson by one stroke.
Stricker was seeking to win at the age of 47 years, 5 months and 18 days old.
The oldest winner in major championship history is Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48 years, 4 months and 18 days. In addition, he finished T6 at THE PLAYERS Championship and T26 at the Open Championship.
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.
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.
Sweden has never produced a major championship winner. 5 in the Fed Ex Cup thanks to three runner-up finishes in 2013-14 (Wells Fargo Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship, RBC Canadian Open).
The best finish ever in a major by a Swede is Jones Blixt (T2/2014 Masters), Henrik Stenson (2/2013 Open Championship), Jesper Parnevik (2/1994 Open Championship and T2/1997 Open Championship) and Niclas Fasth (2/2001 Open Championship). He is the highest-ranked player in the standings without a victory.
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.