16 Different Players Have Won A Major Championship Since Tiger Woods Won His Last

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On Sunday, Ernie Els became the 16th different player to win a major since the 2008 U.S. Open — when Tiger Woods last won a major championship.The list of winners has been long and surprising, with 12 players winning their first major.

2008 U.S. Open

  • Winner: Tiger Woods (14th major win)
  • Margin: Playoff

2008 Open Championship

  • Winner: Padraig Harrington (2nd major win)
  • Margin: 4 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: Missed tournament due to knee surgery

2008 PGA Championship

  • Winner: Padraig Harrington (3rd major win)
  • Margin: 2 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: Missed tournament due to recovery from surgery

2009 Masters

  • Winner: Angel Cabrera (2nd major win)
  • Margin: Playoff
  • Tiger's finish: 6th

2009 U.S. Open

  • Winner: Lucas Glover (1st major win)
  • Margin: 2 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: 6th

2009 Open Championship

  • Winner: Stewart Cink (1st major win)
  • Margin: Playoff
  • Tiger's finish: Missed cut

2009 PGA Championship

  • Winner: Y.E. Yang (1st major win)
  • Margin: 3 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: 2nd

2010 Masters

  • Winner: Phil Mickelson (4th major win)
  • Margin: 3 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: 4th

2010 U.S. Open

  • Winner: Graeme McDowell (1st major win)
  • Margin: 1 stroke
  • Tiger's finish: 4th

2010 Open Championship

  • Winner: Louis Oosthuizen (1st major win)
  • Margin: 7 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: 23rd

2010 PGA Championship

  • Winner: Martin Kaymer (1st major win)
  • Margin: Playoff
  • Tiger's finish: 28th

2011 Masters

  • Winner: Charl Schwartzel (1st major win)
  • Margin: 2 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: 4th

2011 U.S. Open

  • Winner: Rory McIlroy (1st major win)
  • Margin: 8 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: Missed tournament due to knee injury

2011 Open Championship

  • Winner: Darren Clarke (1st major win)
  • Margin: 3 strokes
  • Tiger's finish: Missed tournament due to knee injury

2011 PGA Championship

  • Winner: Keegan Bradley (1st major win)
  • Margin: Playoff
  • Tiger's finish: Missed cut

2012 Masters

  • Winner: Bubba Watson (1st major win)
  • Margin: Playoff
  • Tiger's finish: 40th

2012 U.S. Open

  • Winner: Webb Simpson (1st major win)
  • Margin: 1 stroke
  • Tiger's finish: 21st

2012 Open Championship

  • Winner: Ernie Els (fourth major win)
  • Margin: 1 stroke
  • Tiger's finish: 3rd

Since the 2008 U.S. Open, Woods has had an average finish in majors of 10.8, with seven top 10s and two missed cuts.

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