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THE BIG THREE: MAJOR CHAMPIONS AND GLOBAL AMBASSADORS FOR GOLF

THE MAJORS

The Big Three dominated professional golf, rising to the occasion at golf’s 4 Major Championships time and again. Two of the members completed golf’s Grand Slam, Palmer short only 1 Major, the PGA Championship, in which he finished second 3 times. The Big Three’s collective Majors record is just one way of marking the three’s legendary status.

457 Major Appearances, 34 Major Wins, 150 Top Ten Major Finishes

The Masters: 13 Titles, 8 Second Place Finishes, 48 Top Ten Finishes, 146 Appearances

7 Claret Jugs, 6 U.S. Open Titles, 7 PGA Championship Wins

22 Senior Major Championships

GLOBAL AMBASSADORS

The Big Three were not just successful Major champions, but also global ambassadors for the game of golf. They traveled extensively to grow the game around the world in their regular Tour careers and continued to be ambassadors on the Senior Tour and beyond.

Both Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have been captain of the U.S. and International Presidents Cup teams, respectively. The two faced off in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

All three legends served as the Honorary Starters at the Masters since 2012, ceremonially kicking off the first Major tournament of the year each year until Palmer’s death.

PHILANTHROPY AND GIVING BACK

Individually and together, The Big Three have given back to the game and the world by cohosting charity tournaments together like The Big Three Invitational, and participating in one another’s charity events, auctioning memorabilia, and more.

 

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NEWS & SOCIAL

NEWS

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It was a pleasure to be joined by one of the great minds in golf instruction, @davidleadbetter. We chat about equipment, Hideki Matsuyama’s historic win, my unconventional hotel training techniques, and more. Enjoy the new podcast episode here: https://t.co/zau2L6kSLw

60 years of incredible memories since my first green jacket. The splendor of Augusta never fades. Another fantastic tournament in the books with a new champion in Hideki Matsuyama joining the winner’s circle. Cheers to the many memories still to be made!

Thank you for all of your support this week. My commemorative collection is now restocked at https://t.co/tbbA59cFDG.

Remember, you also have until tomorrow to enter my anniversary sweepstakes. Visit the shop page to enter, and retweet this post for bonus entries! Good luck!

I am absolutely delighted to see Hideki win the Masters. From the moment he took the lead yesterday, he looked in complete control. He had a small hiccup on 15 and 16 but responded with two great drives on 17 and 18 to help close out his first Major Championship.

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