Now that Sergio Garcia has finally won that first elusive major championship, the mantle of ‘best golfer never to win a major’ passes onto someone else’s shoulders.
The popular Spaniard finally earned a major at the 74th attempt on Sunday and ended years of frustration and self doubt that he would ever win one of the big four.
FOX Sports Asia lists the five players we would like to see break their major duck next.
The obvious choice following Garcia’s win as the likeable Englishman is now top of pile when it comes to the most majors without a win at 76.
Westy has 18 top 10-finishes in the big ones and always seems to be there or there about when it comes to crunch at a major championship, but he’s never been able to get over the finishing line.
At 43, he still has a few years left in him to earn what would be a well-deserved and popular win. C’mon Lee!
Fowler is now certainly the best golfer in the world not to have won a major, but still just 28-years old he has time on his side. With his form in tip-top condition few would bet against Fowler claiming a maiden major soon – it really is all up to Rickie.
A big draw on the tour, this colourful character winning a major would be the best thing to happen to the sport in years.
Another player, like Fowler, who is top of the fashion stakes on tour. Poulter, 41, divides opinion on either side of the Atlantic. His outspoken views and win-at-all-costs attitude in the Ryder Cup mean he is loved in Europe and loathed in the US. Still, as a consistently great player over the course of his 20-year career, even the most ardent US golf fan wouldn’t begrudge Poulter a major win. But it’s probably safest for Ian if he were to do it at the Open Championship!
When his ace at the 16th on Sunday took him to within a couple of shots of the lead, many in the crowd were hoping it would finally be Kuchar’s year. Sadly, it wasn’t to be as the fans favourite could not capitalise on his fortune and finished in a tie for fourth place four shots off the lead. At 38, there’s still time for the well-liked American to finally break his major duck.
The former world number one’s form has tailed off somewhat since his stellar year of 2011, and 2012 when he was battling with Rory McIlroy for the number one spot, but he can still mix it with the best. Has top-10 finishes in all four majors and at 39 he is still young enough to grab that elusive win.