The 11 Best Golfers Without A Major
With the 2014 Masters upon us, we put our formula* to work again to rank the best current players without a major championship.
*FORMULA: PGA Tour/European Tour wins since start of 2012 (WGC, FedEx Playoff, Players & BMW PGA events weighted more) + Average Official World Golf Ranking points + Career "close calls" in major championships (finishing within four shots of winner).
11. Steve Stricker
Holding him back: Age
Best chance: 1998 PGA Championship (Played in final group and shot 70 to finish runner-up, two shots behind Vijay Singh)
Breakdown: At 46, Stricker is by far the oldest on this list and not coincidentally, the shortest hitter. Still, the U.S. Open at Merion showed he's still got the game to contend at the right venue. More than anyone else from this crop, though, the self-proclaimed "semi-retired" Stricker's window of opportunity is getting close to being closed for good -- which is what made his final-round meltdown at Merion particularly painful.