Winning the week before a major championship

June 03, 2008
PGA TOUR staff

It's not often that a player wins the week before a major, then follows it up with another win at that major. In fact, just 10 times since 1934 (but twice in the previous two years) has a player won in consecutive weeks, with the second win being at a major.

Winning the week before
Year Player Prior to major Next week
2007 Tiger Woods Won World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational Won PGA Championship
2006 Phil Mickelson Won BellSouth Classic Won the Masters
1988 Sandy Lyle Won Greater Greensboro Open Won the Masters
1971 Lee Trevino Won the Canadian Open Won the British Open
1959 Art Wall Won the Azalea Open Won the Masters
1949 *Sam Snead Won the Greater Greensboro Open Won the Masters
1946 *Ben Hogan Won the Winnipeg Open Won the PGA Championship
1945 *Byron Nelson Won the Chicago Victory Open Won the PGA Championship
1939 Ralph Guldahl Won the Greater Greensboro Open Won the Masters
1939 *Henry Picard Won the Scranton Open Won the PGA Championship
* - No event scheduled the week after first win. Major was the next event contested.

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