The youngest winners in golfing history


Aged 21, Matt Fitzpatrick became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious British Masters at Woburn at the weekend. And here we pay tribute to golf’s most successful young guns – players who made their mark at a ridiculously early age.

The youngest champions…

The Masters – Tiger Woods in 1997 at 21 years, 3 months, 14 days

US Open – John J. McDermott in 1911 at 19 years, 10 months, 14 days

Open Championship – Young Tom Morris in 1868 at 17 years, 5 months, 8 days

US PGA Championship – Gene ‘The Squire’ Sarazen in 1922 at 20 years, 5 months, 22 days

US PGA Tour Winner – Harry Cooper 19 years, 4 days, 1923 Galveston Open

European Tour – Matteo Manassero 17 and 188 days, 2010 Castello Masters

More amazing feats by potential stars of the future…

*Guan Tianlang played in the 2013 Masters aged 14 years, 5 months, 18 days

*Lydia Ko, aged just 18 years, 4 months and 20 days old, became the youngest major winner in LPGA history when clinching this year’s Evian Championship.

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