PGA Championship 2018: Major form stats for this week's event in St Louis

Patrick Cantlay: The world No 24 tied-12th at Carnoustie last month
Patrick Cantlay: Another young American with major ambitions
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Check out the major form ahead of this week's tournament at Bellerive. Stats compiled by Andy Swales ...

"Tony Finau tees-up at Bellerive as the only golfer this season to have posted top-10 finishes in all three major championships."

Francesco Molinari's well-deserved victory at Carnoustie last month ended a run of five straight major successes by 20-something Americans.

Victories by Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed seemed to suggest a changing of the guard in the men's game, as they scooped up the biggest titles in golf.

Molinari's timely intervention in Scotland was a welcome boost for European golf, with the Ryder Cup less than two months away.

However, with 10 of the last 15 major championships going the way of the US, the hosts will be keen to maintain their recent dominance.

Young Challengers

Among the current crop of 20-something Americans looking in good shape to move into the major arena is Patrick Cantlay.

The 26-year-old from California has only contested four majors as a professional, but did manage a top-dozen finish in Scotland a few weeks ago.

Cantlay tied-sixth in Ohio on Sunday, so can certainly mix it with the big boys, and during the 2017/18 PGA Tour season has weighed-in with five top-10s - including a maiden title in Las Vegas.

Xander Schauffele is another American 'youngster' who has looked at ease in the big events, having finished inside the top six in each of the last two majors.

Over the years the PGA has usually been viewed as the major most likely to crown a first-time winner.

Seven of the last nine champions tasted major glory for the first time and, between 1988 and 1998, only one winner of the PGA had previously won a major.

Also seeking a first major title is Tony Finau. The 28-year-old tees-up at Bellerive as the only golfer this season to have had top-10 finishes in all three major championships.

His consistency is generally excellent, and he arrives at the PGA without any great expectations on his shoulders.

History Chasers

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy could make history this week if he were to hold aloft the Wanamaker Trophy for a third time.

The 29-year-old, who won the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014, would become the first non-American to collect the trophy on three occasions, moving ahead of Gary Player, Nick Price and Vijay Singh who all triumphed twice.

And a win for the Northern Irishman would also mean that only Walter Hagen, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods would have won this particular major more times than him.

McIlroy's frustrating season continued last week when he began the final round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in second place, only to post a closing 73.

But he's certainly playing well enough to make that step up in Missouri and, during the past five months, his PGA Tour record reads: 12 Starts; 1 Win; 3 Top-Threes; 6 Top-Tens.

Jordan Spieth could also reach a personal milestone on Sunday by completing the full set of major titles - having already landed The Masters (2015), US Open (2015) and The Open (2017).

And, at the age of 25, he would become the second youngest to achieve this feat after Tiger Woods.

Despite experiencing his poorest season as a professional in 2018, Spieth still managed to contend at Augusta and Carnoustie, and can never be ruled out.

Most Top-Six Finishes in Majors (since start of 2013)

8: Jordan Spieth
7: Rickie Fowler
7: Henrik Stenson
7: Rory McIlroy
6: Dustin Johnson
6: Jason Day
6: Brooks Koepka
6: Justin Rose

Most Top-25 Finishes in Majors (since start of 2013)

17: Jason Day
16: Rory McIlroy
16: Justin Rose
16: Henrik Stenson
14: Hideki Matsuyama
14: Adam Scott
13: Matt Kuchar
13: Rickie Fowler
13: Dustin Johnson
13: Brooks Koepka
12: Jordan Spieth
12: Louis Oosthuizen

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Table Below Shows Form In Last 10 Majors

Table includes reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player BO-18 UO-18 UM -18 PG-17 BO-17 UO-17 UM-17 PG-16 BO-16 UO-16
Dustin Johnson MC 3 10 13 54 MC MC 9 1
Justin Rose 2 10 12 MC 54 MC 2 22 22 MC
Justin Thomas MC 25 17 1 MC 9 22 66 53 32
Brooks Koepka 39 1 13 6 1 11 4 13
Jon Rahm MC MC 4 58 44 MC 27 59 23
Francesco Molinari 1 25 20 2 MC MC 33 22 36
Rory McIlroy 2 MC 5 22 4 MC 7 MC 5 MC
Jordan Spieth 9 MC 3 28 1 35 11 13 30 37
Rickie Fowler 28 20 2 5 22 5 11 33 46 MC
Jason Day 17 MC 20 9 27 MC 22 2 22 8
Tommy Fleetwood 12 2 17 61 27 4 MC MC
Patrick Reed 28 4 1 2 MC 13 MC 13 12 MC
Alexander Noren 17 25 MC 67 6 MC MC 49 46 MC
Bubba Watson MC MC 5 MC 27 MC MC 60 39 51
Paul Casey 51 16 15 13 11 26 6 10 MC MC
Hideki Matsuyama MC 16 19 5 14 2 11 4 MC MC
Henrik Stenson 35 6 5 13 11 MC MC 7 1 Wd
Xander Schauffele 2 6 50 MC 20 5
Marc Leishman 60 45 9 13 6 27 43 60 53 18
Webb Simpson 12 10 20 33 37 35 MC 13 39 MC
Phil Mickelson 24 48 36 MC MC 22 33 2 MC
Sergio Garcia MC MC MC MC 37 21 1 MC 5 5
Bryson DeChambeau 51 25 38 33 MC MC 15
Tyrrell Hatton 51 6 44 MC MC MC MC 10 5
Kevin Kisner 2 MC 28 7 54 58 43 18 76 49
Patrick Cantlay 12 45 MC 33
Matt Kuchar 9 MC 28 9 2 16 4 MC 46 46
Tony Finau 9 5 10 44 27 MC 18 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 74 36 38 MC 4 42 MC 49 39 32
Brian Harman MC 36 44 13 MC 2
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 75 15 44 66 MC MC
Ian Poulter MC 25 44 22 14
Louis Oosthuizen 28 16 12 2 MC 23 41 22 MC 23
Charley Hoffman 17 20 12 48 20 8 22 MC 77 37
Branden Grace MC 25 24 MC 6 50 27 4 72 5
Kyle Stanley 39 MC 52 MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira 35 MC 28 48 46 MC
Pat Perez 17 36 MC 28 MC MC 18
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 12 38 MC 44 35 32 49 MC 54
Byeong Hun An 51 67 28 MC MC 33 MC 59 23
Daniel Berger MC 6 32 MC 27 MC 27 73 37
Kevin Na 51 MC 44 32 MC 22 22 7
Hao Tong Li 39 16 32 MC 3 68
Gary Woodland 67 36 MC 22 70 50 MC MC 12
Luke List 39 MC MC
Ross Fisher 39 48 MC MC 44 MC 41 42 MC
Cameron Smith 78 MC 5 MC MC 59
Kevin Chappell 6 65 MC 33 MC 23 7 MC 53 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC MC MC 48 62 MC 3 42 18 23
Tiger Woods 6 MC 32
Zach Johnson 17 12 36 48 14 27 MC 33 12 8
Russell Henley MC 25 15 71 37 27 11 22 MC
Si Woo Kim 67 MC 24 Wd MC 13 MC MC
Russell Knox MC 12 MC MC MC MC 22 30 23
Jason Dufner 51 25 MC 58 14 MC 33 60 22 8
Adam Hadwin 35 MC 24 MC MC 60 36
Thorbjorn Olesen 12 MC 44 62 MC MC
Eddie Pepperell 6 16
Brendan Steele 47 63 MC MC MC 13 27 MC MC 15
Peter Uihlein MC 48 MC 44 MC
Emiliano Grillo MC MC MC MC MC 51 13 12 54
Julian Suri 28 MC
Dylan Frittelli MC MC MC 63 MC
Chez Reavie MC MC 53 22 16
Keegan Bradley 79 MC 33 60 42 18 MC
Chesson Hadley MC MC
Charles Howell MC 25 73 MC
Beau Hossler 75
Jimmy Walker MC 56 20 MC 54 MC 18 1 MC MC
Alexander Levy MC MC MC MC MC
Thomas Pieters 28 MC MC 44 MC 4 86 30
Ryan Moore 12 28 13 MC 9 70 46 32
Alexander Bjork MC MC
Matt Wallace MC MC MC
Jorge Campillo MC
Yusaku Miyazato 47 MC MC 60 MC 23
Adam Scott 17 MC 32 61 22 MC 9 18 43 18
Andrew Landry MC 15
Paul Dunne 67 MC MC
Ryan Fox 39 41 54 MC
Patton Kizzire MC MC 49 68 MC
Aaron Wise MC MC
Adrian Otaegui
Jhonattan Vegas MC 41 38 MC MC MC MC 22
JB Holmes 28 54 12 50 MC 3 MC
Brandt Snedeker MC 48 9 27 56 22 MC
Shubhankar Sharma 51 MC MC
Shane Lowry MC MC 48 MC 46 MC MC MC 2
Chris Wood 28 33 14 MC MC MC Wd 23
Yuta Ikeda 51 MC MC MC MC MC 33 72 MC
Ted Potter MC MC MC
Billy Horschel MC 48 MC MC 79 MC 32
James Hahn 13 74 48 70 68 49
Stewart Cink 24 MC 46
Austin Cook 28 MC
Whee Kim 50
Justin Harding
Seung Su Han
Mikko Korhonen
Sung Jae Im MC
Jamie Lovemark 33 22 27 MC MC
Shugo Imahira MC MC
Andy Sullivan MC MC 70 48 49 12 23
Ryan Armour MC
Brandon Stone 61 MC 70 35 MC MC
Anirban Lahiri MC 75 MC MC 68 MC
Ryuko Tokimatsu
Nick Watney
Bill Haas 36 54 MC 5 36 56 9 51
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 62
Ollie Schniederjans MC
Brian Gay 20 MC
Lee Westwood 61 67 27 55 18 85 22 32
Jason Kokrak MC 33 53 49 37
Jason Kokrak MC 33 53 49 37
Kevin Streelman MC 13
Martin Kaymer MC MC 48 37 35 16 7 36 37
Kelly Kraft MC 58
Jordan Smith MC 9
Chris Kirk MC MC MC MC
Andrew Putnam
Keith Mitchell
Brice Garnett MC
JJ Spaun
Rory Sabbatini
Harold Varner MC MC 66
Joaquin Niemann MC MC
Troy Merritt MC MC
Richy Werenski MC
Joel Dahmen
Scott Brown 13
Michael Kim 35
Scott Piercy 45 MC MC MC MC 2
Chris Stroud 9
Danny Willett 24 MC MC MC 76 Wd MC 79 53 37
Jim Furyk 48 MC 23 MC 73 59 2
Yong Eun Yang MC MC
Padraig Harrington MC MC MC 13 36
Vijay Singh 49 66 MC MC MC
Thomas Bjorn MC
Davis Love MC
Michael Block MC MC
John Daly MC MC MC MC
Johan Kok MC
Sean McCarty
Shaun Micheel MC MC
Omar Uresti 73 MC
Ryan Vermeer MC
Paul Broadhurst MC
Rich Beem MC 73
Craig Bowden
Danny Balin
Rich Berberian MC MC
Matt Dobyns MC MC
Jaysen Hansen MC
Craig Hocknull
Marty Jertson
David Muttitt MC MC
Jason Schmuhl
Brian Smock Wd
Bob Sowards
Matt Borchert MC
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