By The Numbers: 2021’s Four Major Winners: Matsuyama, Morikawa, Mickelson, Rahm

The Four 4 Major Winners 2021
Collin Morikawa (left) joined Phil Mickelson (center), Jon Rahm (top right) and Hideki Matsuyama as major champions in 2021. (Getty Images)

With a win at The 149th Open Championship, Collin Morikawa claimed the final major trophy up for grabs in 2021. The Cal Berkeley product joined Hideki Matsuyama (Masters), Phil Mickelson (PGA), and Jon Rahm (U.S. Open) as the year’s major champions.

It may go down as one of the greatest major seasons in history with Mickelson’s win at 50 years old, headlining the four.

Matsuyama, Morikawa, and Rahm are three of the game’s elite players – all 20-somethings in their prime, so this season could take on even more significance, historically speaking, as their legacies grow.

Here’s a look-back at the 2021 season’s four winners, including scores, stats, and photos.

Hideki Matsuyama Wins 2021 Masters

Hideki Matsuyama Wins the 2021 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club
Hideki Matsuyama poses with his caddie, Shota Hayafuji, and the Masters Trophy during the Green Jacket Ceremony after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, GA. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Storyline: Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to win a men’s major golf championship.

2021 Masters Tournament

Dates: April 8-11, 2021
Where: Augusta, Ga.
Course: Augusta National GC
Distance: Par 72, 7435 yards

Champion: Hideki Matsuyama

Age: 29
Nationality Japan
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 190 lbs
Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
Winnings: $2,070,000
OWGR: 25th to 14th
Scores: 69, 71, 65, 73
Driving: 288.6 yards
Fairways: 64.3%
Greens: 69.5%
Scoring: 3 Eagles, 13 Birdies, 47 Pars, 9 Bogeys

Hideki’s Four Rounds at The Masters

Round 1: -3, 69, 2nd (Recap)
Round 2: -4, 71, 6th (Recap)
Round 3: -11, 65, 1st (Recap)
Round 4: -10, 73, 1st (Recap)

2021 Masters: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Hideki Matsuyama -10 (+1)
2. Will Zalatoris -9 (-2)
3. Jordan Spieth -7 (-2)
3. Xander Schauffele -7 (E)
5. Jon Rahm -6 (-6)
5. Marc Leishman -6 (+1)


Phil Turns Back Time to Win the PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson Wins 2021 PGA Championship
Phil Mickelson celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning during the final round of the 2021 PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021 in Kiawah Island, SC. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

Storyline: At 50, Mickelson became the oldest golfer to win a major championship.

2021 PGA Championship

Dates: May 20-23, 2021
Where: Kiawah Island, SC
Course: Ocean Course
Distance: Par 72, 7849 yards

Champion: Phil Mickelson

Age: 50
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 200 lb
Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track
Winnings: $2,160,000
OWGR: 115th to 32nd
Scores: 70, 69, 70, 73
Driving: 313.1 yards
Fairways: 55.4%
Greens: 63.9%
Scoring: 22 Birdies, 36 Pars, 14 Bogeys

Phil’s Four Rounds at the PGA

Round 1: -2, 70, 8th (Recap)
Round 2: -5, 69, 1st (Recap)
Round 3: -7, 70, 1st (Recap)
Round 4: -6, 73, 1st (Recap)

2021 PGA: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Phil Mickelson -6 (+1)
2. Brooks Koepka -4 (+2)
2. Louis Oosthuizen -4 (+1)
4. Padraig Harrington -2 (-3)
4. Shane Lowry -2 (-3)
4. Harry Higgs -2 (-2)
4. Paul Casey -2 (-1)


Jon Rahm Claims Maiden Major at U.S. Open

Jon Rahm Wins 2021 U.S. Open
Jon Rahm celebrates with the trophy after winning as the media takes photographs during the trophy presentation ceremony after the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 20, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

Storyline: Previously the best player in the world without a major, Rahm became the first Spaniard to win the U.S. Open.

2021 U.S. Open

Dates: June 17-20, 2021
Where: La Jolla, CA
Course: Torrey Pines GC
Distance: Par 71, 7698 yards

Champion: Jon Rahm

Age: 26
Nationality Spain
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 220 lb
Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Winnings: $2,250,000
OWGR: 3rd to 1st
Scores: 69, 70, 72, 67
Driving: 317.6 yards
Fairways: 52.0%
Greens: 68.0%
Scoring: 15 Birdies, 49 Pars, 7 Bogeys, 1 Double

Rahm’s Four Rounds at the U.S. Open

Round 1: -2, 69, 5th (Recap)
Round 2: -3, 70, 5th (Recap)
Round 3: -2, 72, 6th (Recap)
Round 4: -6, 67, 1st (Recap)

2021 U.S. Open: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Jon Rahm -6 (-4)
2. Louis Oosthuizen -5 (E)
3. Harris English -3 (-3)
4. Guido Migliozzi -2 (-3)
4. Brooks Koepka -2 (-2)
4. Collin Morikawa -2 (-1)


Collin Morikawa Wins Second Career Major at The Open

Collin Morikawa Wins 149th Open Championship Royal St Georges
Collin Morikawa celebrates with the Claret Jug Trophy after winning The Open at The Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England on July 18, 2021. (Photo by Gareth Fuller for PA Images via Getty Images)

Storyline: Became the First Player in the Modern Era To Win Two Majors in Less Than 10 Major Starts

The 2021 Open Championship

Dates: July 15-18, 2021
Where: Sandwich, Kent, England
Course: Royal St George’s
Distance: Par 70, 7204 yards

Champion: Collin Morikawa

Age: 24
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 160 lb
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5
Winnings: $2,070,000
OWGR: 4th to 3rd
Scores: 67, 64, 68, 66
Driving: 295.0 yards
Fairways: 60.7%
Greens: 75.0%
Scoring: 19 Birdies, 49 Pars, 4 Bogeys

Morikawa’s Four Rounds at The Open

Round 1: -3, 67, 9th (Recap)
Round 2: -9, 64, 2nd (Recap)
Round 3: -11, 68, 2nd (Recap)
Round 4: -15, 66, 1st (Recap)

2021 The Open: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Collin Morikawa -15 (-4)
2. Jordan Spieth -13 (-4)
3. Jon Rahm -11 (-4)
3. Louis Oosthuizen -11 (+1)
5. Dylan Frittelli -9 (-2)

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