No. 1 players in the world at majors and how they fared

The No. 1 player in the world going into the majors since the world ranking began in 1986, and how they fared:

2021

British Open — Dustin Johnson: July 15-18.

US Open — Dustin Johnson: Tie for 19th.

PGA Championship — Dustin Johnson: Missed cut.

Masters — Dustin Johnson: Missed cut.

2020

Masters — Dustin Johnson: Won.

US Open — Dustin Johnson: Tie for 6th.

PGA Championship — Justin Thomas: Tie for 37th.

2019

British Open — Brooks Koepka: Tie for 4th.

US Open — Brooks Koepka: Runner-up.

PGA Championship — Dustin Johnson: Runner-up.

Masters — Justin Rose: Missed cut.

2018

PGA Championship — Dustin Johnson: Tie for 27th.

British Open — Dustin Johnson: Missed cut.

US Open — Dustin Johnson: 3rd.

Masters — Dustin Johnson: Tie for 10th.

2017

PGA Championship — Dustin Johnson: Tie for 13.

British Open — Dustin Johnson: Tie for 54th.

US Open — Dustin Johnson: Missed cut.

Masters — Dustin Johnson: DNP.

2016

PGA Championship — Jason Day: Runner-up.

British Open — Jason Day: Tie for 22nd.

US Open — Jason Day: Tie for 8th.

Masters — Jason Day: Tie for 10th.

2015

PGA Championship — Rory McIlroy: 17th.

British Open — Rory McIlroy: DNP.

US Open — Rory McIlroy: Tie for 9th.

Masters — Rory McIlroy: 4th.

2014

PGA Championship — Rory McIlroy: Won.

British Open — Adam Scott: Tie for 5th.

US Open — Adam Scott: Tie for 9th.

Masters — Tiger Woods: DNP.

2013

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 40th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 6th.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 32nd.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 4th.

2012

PGA Championship — Luke Donald: Tie for 32nd.

British Open — Luke Donald: Tie for 5th.

US Open — Luke Donald: Missed cut.

Masters — Luke Donald: Tie for 32nd.

2011

PGA Championship — Luke Donald: Tie for 8th.

British Open — Luke Donald: Missed cut.

US Open — Luke Donald: Tie for 45th.

Masters — Martin Kaymer: Missed Cut.

2010

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 28th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 23rd.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 4th.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 4th.

2009

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Runner-up.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Missed cut.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 6th.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 6th.

2008

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: DNP.

British Open — Tiger Woods: DNP.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Won.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Runner-up.

2007

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Won.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 12th.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Runner-up.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Runner-up.

2006

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Won.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Won.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Missed cut.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 3rd.

2005

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 4th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Won.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Runner-up.

Masters — Vijay Singh: Tie for 5th.

2004

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 24th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 9th.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 17th.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 22nd.

2003

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 39th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 4th.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 20th.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 15th.

2002

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Runner-up.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 28th.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Won.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Won.

2001

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 29th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: 25th.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 12th.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Won.

2000

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Won.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Won.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Won.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 5th.

1999

PGA Championship — David Duval: Tie for 10th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 7th.

US Open — David Duval: Tie for 7th.

Masters — David Duval: Tie for 6th.

1998

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 10th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 3rd.

US Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 18th.

Masters — Tiger Woods: Tie for 8th.

1997

PGA Championship — Tiger Woods: Tie for 29th.

British Open — Tiger Woods: Tie for 24th.

US Open — Greg Norman: Missed cut.

Masters — Greg Norman: Missed cut.

1996

PGA Championship — Greg Norman: Tie for 17th.

British Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 7th.

US Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 10th.

Masters — Greg Norman: Runner-up.

1995

PGA Championship — Greg Norman: Tie for 20th.

British Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 15th.

US Open — Nick Price: Tie for 13th.

Masters — Nick Price: Missed cut.

1994

PGA Championship — Greg Norman: Tie for 4th.

British Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 11th.

US Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 6th.

Masters — Greg Norman: Tie for 18th.

1993

PGA Championship — Nick Faldo: 3rd.

British Open — Nick Faldo: Runner-up.

US Open — Nick Faldo: Tie for 72nd.

Masters — Nick Faldo: Tie for 39th.

1992

PGA Championship — Nick Faldo: Runner-up.

British Open — Fred Couples: Missed cut.

US Open — Fred Couples: Tie for 17th.

Masters — Fred Couples: Won.

1991

PGA Championship — Ian Woosnam: 48th.

British Open — Ian Woosnam: Tie for 17th.

US Open — Ian Woosnam: Tie for 55th.

Masters — Ian Woosnam: Won.

1990

PGA Championship — Greg Norman: Tie for 19th.

British Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 6th.

US Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 5th.

Masters — Greg Norman: Missed cut.

1989

PGA Championship — Seve Ballesteros: Tie for 12th.

British Open — Seve Ballesteros: Tie for 77th.

US Open — Seve Ballesteros: Tie for 43rd.

Masters — Seve Ballesteros: 5th.

1988

PGA Championship — Greg Norman: Tie for 9th.

British Open — Greg Norman: DNP.

US Open — Greg Norman: WD.

Masters — Greg Norman: Tie for 5th.

1987

PGA Championship — Greg Norman: 70th.

British Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 35th.

US Open — Greg Norman: Tie for 51st.

Masters — Greg Norman: Runner-up.

1986

PGA Championship — Seve Ballesteros: Missed cut.

British Open — Seve Ballesteros: Tie for 6th.

US Open — Seve Ballesteros: Tie for 24th.

Masters — Bernard Langer: Tie for 16th.

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