Triple Crown (golf)

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The Triple Crown of Golf is the winning of three major golf championships in the same year. This feat has been accomplished only twice in modern golf history:

  • In 2000, Tiger Woods won the last three majors (the U.S. Open, The Open, and the PGA Championship), which was called "Tiger's Triple Crown."[2] Woods also held the PGA Tour's Triple Crown that year (see below) and would win the 2001 Masters, which was the next major, for the "Tiger Slam."[3]

The Triple Crown has also been referred to:

  • Winning the PGA Tour's three oldest events in the same year: The Open Championship (1860), the U.S. Open (1895), and the Canadian Open (1904). This combination of wins has been called the Triple Crown of the PGA Tour.[4] There have been two holders of this Triple Crown: Lee Trevino in 1971[5] and Tiger Woods in 2000.[6]
  • Winning the world's three oldest golf tournaments in the same year: The Open Championship (1860), the U.S. Open (1895), and the South African Open (1903). No one has won this Triple Crown.[7]

In South Africa:

In Australia:

References

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