The 11 Best Golfers Without A Major
Now that Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Jason Dufner have broken through in 2013, 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. Ian Poulter
Holding him back: Ball-striking
Best chance: 2013 British Open (A torrid Sunday stretch got him to within two shots of the lead on the back nine before he cooled off and finished T-3)
Breakdown: People may be surprised to find Poulter so far down the list, but the clutch putting he's displayed in the Ryder Cup hasn't always carried over to the game's biggest individual events. That doesn't mix well for a below-average player on the PGA Tour when it comes to greens in regulation.