June 23 2012
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
CROMWELL, Conn. -- The last player to win a major championship and follow it up with a victory the next week was Tiger Woods in 2000 when he won the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.
Webb Simpson is trying to join him.
The U.S. Open camp is 2 under through his first three holes early in the third round and just two shots off the lead of Fredrik Jacobson. ( Click here to follow his round live .)
As for the last player to win the U.S. Open and win again the following week: Hale Irwin did it in 1990 at Medinah, where he beat Mike Donald in an 18-hole playoff on Monday before winning the Buick Classic the next week.
In all, three U.S. Open champions have gone on to win the next week. See below for the complete list of major winners to win the following week.
|Year||Player||Major won||Victory next week|
|2000||Tiger Woods||PGA Championship||NEC Invitational|
|1998||Vijay Singh||PGA Championship||The International|
|1990||Hale Irwin||U.S. Open||Buick Classic|
|1985||Bernhard Langer||Masters||MCI Heritage Classic|
|1978||John Mahaffey||PGA Championship||American Optical Classic|
|1978||Gary Player||Masters||Tournament of Champions|
|1966||Billy Casper||U.S. Open||Western Open|
|1949||Jimmy Demaret||Masters||North Fulton Open|
|1938||Ralph Guldahl||U.S. Open||Western Open|