Wednesday May 12, 2021 – Golf is about the continual pursuit of perfection. It’s what keeps us fans coming back for more. And while the “stuff” any one player has varies from week to week, success is ultimately measured throughout the course of a career, not a fleeting hot streak.
So, who are golf’s most successful players since 2008?
- Dustin Johnson, 24 wins. DJ has won at least 1 event on Tour every year since 2008.
- Tiger Woods, 21 wins. Pretty remarkable considering the injuries and off-the-course issues Big Cat’s had to overcome. What’s even crazier? That means he won 61 tournaments between 1996 and 2008 🐐.
- Rory McIlroy, 19 wins. It’s not often that athletes with the hype Rory had when coming up through the ranks live up to expectations. What’s next? The career grand slam.
- Justin Thomas, 14 wins. JT’s 28-years-old and his first professional win didn’t come until 2015. So ya, he’s pretty good.
- Jordan Spieth, 12 wins. To be just 27 and have had 1,351 days lapse between wins #11 and #12 shows just how fast a start Jordan had to his career.
- Phil Mickelson, 12 wins. Phil has only won twice since 2013 and judging by his Champions Tour debut in 2020, is clearly on the back-nine of his career. Can lefty win again on the big stage? Your guess is as good as ours.
- Bubba Watson, 12 wins. Bubba is 1-of-2 players on this list to have never reached #1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Can you guess the other?
- Jason Day, 12 wins. Jay Day won 9-times between 2014 – 2016. Also, #DYK know he’s only 33-years-old? I guess when you make your professional debut at 18, it feels like he should be older than he is.
- Justin Rose, 10 wins. He also has 12 international victories on his resume.