Adam Scott

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.






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



About David Newbery

Chief writer David Newbery has been living, breathing and writing and editing golf for more than 30 years. His extensive knowledge of the game comes from covering golf around the world. Hired by Inside Golf in 2009, David previously worked as the editor of The Golfer for 25 years and before that worked for numerous daily newspapers in Australia and overseas. The Brisbane-based journalist describes his golf game as “a work in progress”, but has had the privilege of playing golf with some of the game’s best players including nine-time major winner Gary Player. David enjoys travelling, reading, music, photography and spending time with family and friends – on and off the golf course.


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