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Champions who won a second major in the same year

Tiger Woods in action at the US Open

Just 15 players have won The Open and a second major title in the same calendar year.

Walter Hagen became the first person to achieve the feat back in 1924, lifting the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool in the same year he secured the PGA Championship title at French Lick Springs Golf Club in Indiana.

Since then, the list of players to have managed it reads like a who’s who of golfing greats.

Bobby Jones twice did the Open/US Open double, while Ben Hogan won The Open, US Open and Masters in 1953.

Gary Player was the first non-American to achieve the feat when he won The Open and the Masters in 1974, while Tiger Woods has won The Open and another major in the same year on three occasions, in 2000 (when he won three majors), 2005 and 2006.

The most recent person to manage it was Rory McIlroy, who did so in 2014 when he won The Open at Royal Liverpool before adding the PGA Championship just three weeks later at Valhalla.

Winners of The Open and another major in the same year:

1924 – Walter Hagen – The Open and the PGA Championship

1926 – Bobby Jones – The Open and the US Open

1930 – Bobby Jones – The Open and the US Open

1932 – Gene Sarazen – The Open and the US Open

1953 – Ben Hogan – The Open, the US Open and the Masters

1962 – Arnold Palmer – The Open and the Masters

1966 – Jack Nicklaus – The Open and the Masters

1971 – Lee Trevino [below] – The Open and the US Open

Lee Trevino receives the Claret Jug at The Open in 1971

1974 – Gary Player – The Open and the Masters

1977 – Tom Watson – The Open and the Masters

1982 – Tom Watson – The Open and the US Open

1990 – Nick Faldo – The Open and the Masters

1994 – Nick Price – The Open and the PGA Championship

1998 – Mark O'Meara – The Open and the Masters

2000 – Tiger Woods – The Open, US Open and PGA Championship

2005 – Tiger Woods – The Open and the Masters

2006 – Tiger Woods – The Open and the PGA Championship

2008 – Padraig Harrington – The Open and the PGA Championship

2014 – Rory McIlroy – The Open and the PGA Championship

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