There are some interesting numbers that have surfaced in the aftermath of Keegan’s Bradley’s victory at the PGA Championship to close the year in majors.
The ages of this season’s four champions at the time of their wins were: 26 (Charl Schwartzel); 22 (Rory McIlroy); 42 (Darren Clarke); and 25 (Bradley). That’s an average winner’s age of 28.75, a year-and-a-half younger than last year’s major champions and the youngest average age since 2000, when a 24-year-old Tiger Woods won three of the four in addition to Vijay Singh, who was 37 at the time.
Even more quixotically, this was the first year since 1963 that a single player in his 30s failed to win a major.
That year, Jack Nicklaus won two of the four at age 23, while Julius Boros and Bob Charles won the others at 43 and 27, respectively.
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