AUSTRALIANS Adam Scott and Jason Day are top of the pops following the completion of this year’s fourth major.
After 16 major rounds, the Queenslanders finished on a total of 1134 – two-over par – for the joint honour of lowest score in the majors.
Scott won the US Masters, tied for 45 at the US Open, was third at the Open Championship and T5th at the US PGA Championship. Day’s finishes were third, T2, T32 and T8th.
Scott and Day’s stroke average for the 16 rounds was 70.875.
US PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner and Swede Henrik Stenson were two shots further back (1136) with England’s Lee Westwood fifth (1142, 10-over par) after 288 gruelling holes.
Three of this year’s major winners – Scott (Masters), Phil Mickelson (Open) and Dufner (US PGA) made the leaderboard.
US Open champion Justin Rose of England missed the cut at the Open Championship and was eliminated although he did bank more than $US1,534,621.
When it came to the money list a breakdown of the players who made the cut in all four majors shows that Scott edged out Phil Mickelson by just $US29,736.
Scott banked $US2,201,736 in the majors while the American took home $US2,172,000.
Mickelson was ahead after the third major, the Open Championship, which he won, but Scott’s tied fifth place finish at the US PGA earned him $US304,000 while Mickelson was in a tie for 72nd worth just $US14,750.
Of course, Scott got off to a flyer picking up $US1,440,000 when he became the first Australian to win the coveted Green Jacket at Augusta National.
US PGA Championship winner Dufner rounded out the top-three with $US1,883,200 in prizemoney.
World number one Tiger Woods (T4, T32, T6 and T40) was down in sixth place (1146 – 14 over-par). He still took home $US676,622 or $US2349 per hole played.
World number three Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Open Championship, finished in a tie for 25th at the Masters, T41 at the US Open and T8 at the US PGA.
Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els, Ian Poulter, Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Hunter Mahan weren’t considered because of missed cuts in one or more major tournaments.
Aussie John Senden missed the Open Championship cut, but managed a T35 (Masters), T15 (US Open) and a T70 (US PGA).
His bank balance swelled by $US188,603.
Marc Leishman had mixed results. He tied fourth at the US Masters and tied for 12th at the US PGA, but missed the cut at the US Open and Open Championship. He won $US484,785 in prizemoney.
Marcus Fraser did not play the US Masters, missed the US Open cut and tied for 54th at the Open Championship and tied 47th at the US PGA.
THE MAJORS SCOREBOARD 2013
Total Name Four major scores Money (US$)
1134 Adam Scott 279-295-285-275 2,201,736
1134 Jason Day 281-283-293-277 1,485,604
1136 Jason Dufner 289-285-292-270 1,883,200
1136 Henrik Stenson 288-291-284-273 1,579,685
1142 Lee Westwood 285-289-285-283 831,800
1146 Tiger Woods 283-293-286-284 676,622
1147 Matt Kucher 285-292-290-280 462,226
1151 Brandt Snedeker 284-290-288-289 571,716
1153 Phil Mickelson 297-283-281-292 2,172,000
1154 Dustin Johnson 287-297-293-277 413,661
1159 Sergio Garcia 285-295-291-288 348,878
1166 Martin Kaymer 291-299-293-283 139,132