US PGA champion Brooks Koepka was the only major winner to make the cut in all four majors – the US Masters, US Open, Open Championship and US PGA Championship.
Masters champion Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship and the Open Championship but he did finish in a tie for 21st at the US Open.
US Open champion Gary Woodland was in the race to claim the title as best player in all four majors after a T32 finish at the Masters and a T8 at the US PGA, but unfortunately he missed the cut at the Open Championship.
Open champion Shane Lowry was never in the race to take the title after missing the cut at the Masters, but he did finish T8 and T28 at the PGA Championship and US Open respectively.
The best in the four majors started with 62 players advancing to the PGA after the Masters, but ended with just 16 players playing all 16 major rounds.
Australian PGA champion Cameron Smith was the only Australian to go the distance.
The 25-year-old finished T51 (Masters), T64 (PGA), T72 (US Open) and T20 (Open).
He has a good record in the majors – played 14, 11 cuts made.
So, after 16 gruelling major rounds it was Brooks Koepka who finished on top of the leaderboard.
His marathon 16-round total of 1120 saw him finish an incredible 36-under par and well clear of the rest of the field.
The American finished 22 shots ahead of Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffle (both on 14-under par).
At 29, Koepka has already won four majors – two US PGA titles and two US Open titles.
The world number one player is on the record as saying he finds it easier to win a major than a regular tour event.
For the record, Koepka finished top-5 in all the majors – Masters (T2), PGA (won), US Open (2nd) and The Open (T4).
Adam Scott was well in the contest after T18 (Masters) T8 (PGA), T7 (US Open) but he missed the cut at the Open Championship as did Jason Day after a promising build up.
He tied for fifth at the Masters, was T23 at the PGA and T21 at the US Open.
After finishing in a tie for 49th at the Masters, Marc Leishman dropped out of the race when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship.
He also missed the cut at the Open, but did tie for 35th at the US Open.
All eyes were on Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy going into the Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
He played solidly in the first three majors – T21, T8 and T9 at the Masters, PGA and US Open respectively.
Unfortunately, he missed the cut at The Open.
England’s Justin Rose, who won last year’s best in all four majors, was never in the hunt after missing the cut at the Masters.
Spaniard Sergio Garcia was another Masters casualty along with former Masters champion Danny Willett.
The PGA Championship took its toll on players expecting to challenge for the title including Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Branden Grace, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, JB Holmes.
Big-hitting American Tony Finau has the potential to win a major one day, but he slipped up at the US Open as did former world number one Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley and Swede Alex Noren.
MAJORS “BEST OF” IN 2019
Total Name Four major scores To par Money (AU$)
Brooks Koepka 276-272-274-278 1100 36-under 6,666,407
Dustin Johnson 276-274-285-287 1122 14-under 3,031,683
Xander Schauffele 276-283-277-286 1122 14-under 2,293,010
Patrick Cantlay 278-278-282-286 1124 12-under 1,479,482
Webb Simpson 277-285-281-284 1127 9-under 963,252
Francesco Molinari 277-288-281-291 1127 9-under 1,095,180
Matt Kuchar 280-281-281-286 1128 8-under 992,514
Rickie Fowler 278-286-286-279 1129 7-under 929,087
Matthew Fitzpatrick 283-287-280-283 1133 3-under 654,217
Jordan Spieth 283-278-290-283 1134 2-under 1,137,875
Louis Oosthuizen 284-290-278-283 1135 1-under 790,534
Henrik Stenson 286-288-279-283 1136 Even 645,125
Aaron Wise 281-287-285-286 1139 3-over 445,475
Tommy Fleetwood 286-288-290-275 1139 3-over 1,736,034
Tyrrell Hatton 292-288-282-279 1141 5-over 685,390
Cameron Smith 290-291-292-283 1156 20-over 230,417