OPEN Championship winner Jordan Spieth and US Open winner Brooks Koepka were the only two major winners to make the cut in all four majors – the US Masters, US Open, Open Championship and US PGA Championship.
Masters champion Sergio Garcia was in the mix going into the final major, but he missed the cut and PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas didn’t make the field after missing the Open Championship cut.
In the end, Koepka finished atop the leaderboard. Seven players finished under par.
After 16 major rounds, American Koepka carded a 1119 total – 21-under par – just one stroke ahead of Matt Kuchar and Hideki Matsuyama with Rickie Fowler a further four strokes back.
Of the Australians, only Marc Leishman made the cut finishing three-over par after 16 major rounds. He tied 43rd at the Masters, tied 27th at the US Open, tied sixth at the Open and tied 13th at the US PGA Championship.
World number one Dustin Johnson eliminated himself from the best in four majors race when he withdrew from the Masters with a back complaint.
Henrik Stenson, Jim Furyk, Danny Willett, Alex Noren and Bubba Watson dropped out after missing the cut at the Masters.
Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott missed the US Open cut while Phil Mickelson withdrew to attend his daughter’s college graduation.
Justin Rose, Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, Jimmy Walker and Jon Rahm also missed the US Open cut.
After making the cut in the first three majors, South Africans Branden Grace and Ernie Els, Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick and Austrian Bernd Wiesberger dropped out of the race when they missed PGA Championship cut.
Germany’s Martin Kaymer, who won the 2010 PGA Championship, was also in the running but did not play the final major of the year.
To recap on the major season, Koepka, 27, tied 11th at the Masters, won the US Open, tied sixth at the Open and tied 13th at the PGA Championship.
Kuchar tied ninth at the Masters, tied 16th at the US Open, was runner-up in the Open and tied ninth at the PGA Championship.
Matsuyama tied 11th, tied second, tied 14th and tied fifth respectively.
The best in four majors started with 53 players courtesy of making the cut at the Masters, but in the end just 13 players passed the four majors test.
For the record, Koepka banked $US2,834,200 in the four majors – an average of $US708,550.
Spieth was the only other player to pocket more than $US2m.
Kuchar, Matsuyama and Fowler cracked the million-dollar mark.
THE MAJORS SCOREBOARD 2017
Total Name Four major scores To par Money (US$)
Brooks Koepka 287-272-276-284 1119 21-under 2,834,200
Matt Kuchar 283-283-271-283 1120 20-under 1,957,809
Hideki Matsuyama 287-276-278-279 1120 20-under 1,800,617
Rickie Fowler 287-278-280-279 1124 16-under 1,112,034
Jordan Spieth 287-289-268-286 1130 10-under 2,201,037
Paul Casey 284-286-277-284 1131 9-under 824,427
Charley Hoffman 290-279-279-289 1137 3-under 572,106
Marc Leishman 296-287-276-284 1143 3-over 502,031
Steve Stricker 288-283-282-290 1143 3-over 406,470
J.B. Holmes 299-281-284-286 1150 10-over 355,940
Russell Henley 287-287-282-296 1152 12-over 381,267
Kevin Kisner 296-296-284-280 1156 16-over 790,336
Lee Westwood 289-295-281-295 1160 22-over 258,531