Americans looking to end current major championship drought


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The question was asked in jest.

For the U.S., this is no laughing matter.

Here we are at another of golf’s major championships, the final one of the year, and the Americans are still mired in their longest drought of the modern era.

No need to push the panic button just yet, but it’s not out of line to wonder just what’s wrong with the red, white and blue.

Or, as a reporter put it to the most recent non-U.S. winner, British Open champion Darren Clarke, do you think the Americans will win another major in our lifetime?

The U.S. has been shut out at the last six, a slide that began after Phil Mickelson won the 2010 Masters. Since then, there’s been three champions from Northern Ireland, two from South Africa and one from Germany.