26-05-2020

Indians at the Majors

Here’s a look at all the stats and records relating to Indians at the Majors.

 

Anirban Lahiri - 16 Major appearances

Masters - 2 appearances (2015 - Tied 49th, 2016 - Tied 42nd)

PGA Championship - 5 appearances (2014 - Missed Cut, 2015 - Tied 5th, 2016 - Missed Cut, 2017 - 75th, 2018 - Missed Cut)

US Open - 3 appearances (2015 - Missed Cut, 2016 - Missed Cut, 2019 - Missed Cut)

British Open - 6 appearances (2012 - Tied 31st, 2014 - Missed Cut, 2015 - Tied 30th, 2016 - Tied 68th, 2017 - Missed Cut, 2018 - Missed Cut)

 

Jeev Milkha Singh - 14 Major appearances 

Masters - 3 appearances (2007 - Tied 37th, 2008 - Tied 25th, 2009 - Missed Cut)

PGA Championship - 4 appearances (2007 - Missed Cut, 2008 - Tied 9th, 2009 - Tied 67th, 2012 - Missed Cut)

US Open - 5 appearances (2002 - Tied 62nd, 2006 - Tied 59th, 2007 - Tied 36th, 2009 - Missed Cut, 2016 - Missed Cut)

British Open - 2 appearances (2007 - Missed Cut, 2012 - Tied 69th) 

 

Jyoti Randhawa - 5 Major appearances

PGA Championship - 2 appearances (2007 - Withdrew, 2008 - Missed Cut)

British Open - 3 appearances (2000 - Missed Cut, 2003 - Missed Cut, 2004 - Tied 27th)

 

Arjun Atwal - 5 Major appearances

Masters - 1 appearance (2011 - Missed Cut)

PGA Championship - 2 appearances (2005 - Missed Cut, 2011 - Missed Cut)

US Open - 1 appearance (2010 - Missed Cut)

British Open - 1 appearance (2004 - Missed Cut)

 

Shiv Kapur - 5 Major appearances

US Open - 2 appearances (2014 - Tied 23rd, 2015 - Missed Cut) 

British Open - 3 appearances (2006 - Missed Cut, 2013 - Tied 73rd, 2017 - Missed Cut)

 

Shubhankar Sharma - 5 Major appearances

Masters - 1 appearance (2018 - Missed Cut)

PGA Championship - 1 appearance (2018 - Missed Cut)

US Open - 1 appearance (2018 - Missed Cut) 

British Open - 2 appearances (2018 - Tied 51st, 2019 - Tied 51st)

 

Gaganjeet Bhullar - 1 Major appearance

British Open - 1 appearance (2009 - Missed Cut)

 

Gaurav Ghei - 1 Major appearance

British Open - 1 appearance (1997 - Missed Cut)

 

 

  • Eight Indians have played at the Majors – Gaurav Ghei, Jyoti Randhawa, Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal, Shiv Kapur, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma. They have a combined total of 52 Major appearances. All eight have appeared at the British Open.

 

  • Gaurav Ghei was the first Indian to appear at a Major when he played the 1997 British Open at Carnoustie in Scotland.

 

  • Anirban Lahiri has made 16 Major appearances so far, the most by an Indian. Jeev Milkha Singh with 14 Major appearances is second on this list.

 

  • Jeev Milkha Singh has most appearances at the Masters (3) and US Open (5), among Indians.

 

  • Anirban Lahiri has most appearances at the British Open (6) and PGA Championship (5), among Indians.

 

  • Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal, Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma are the only four Indians to have played all four Majors. Jeev is the only Indian to have made the cut at all Majors.

 

  • Five Indians have made the cut at the Majors - Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Kapur and Shubhankar Sharma.

 

  • Jeev Milkha Singh (2007), Anirban Lahiri (2015 & 2016) and Shubhankar Sharma (2018) are the only three Indians to have appeared at all four Majors in the same year.

 

  • Shubhankar Sharma has the distinction of playing all four Majors in the same year as his Major debut (2018).

  

  • Gaganjeet Bhullar is the youngest Indian to have ever played a Major. He achieved the feat at the age of 21 years and two months when he appeared at the British Open 2009 at Turnberry in Scotland.

 

  • Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian to play the Masters when he appeared at the 2018 edition at the age of 21 years and eight months.

  

  • Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian to play the US Open when he appeared at the 2018 edition at the age of 21 years and 10 months at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York.

 

  • Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian to play the PGA Championship when he appeared at the 2018 edition at the age of 22 years and 19 days at Bellerive Country Club in Town and Country, Missouri.

  

  • Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian to make the cut at a Major when he achieved the feat on the eve of his 22nd birthday at the 2018 British Open at Carnoustie in Scotland.

  

  • Jeev Milkha Singh was the first Indian to play the Masters (2007) and US Open (2002 - Bethpage State Park in Farmigdale, New York).

 

  • Arjun Atwal was the first Indian to play the PGA Championship (2005 – Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey).

 

  • Anirban Lahiri's tied fifth finish at the PGA Championship 2015 played at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, has been the best result for an Indian at a Major.

 

  • Jeev Milkha Singh has recorded the best Indian finish at the Masters (2008 - Tied 25th).

 

  • Jyoti Randhawa holds the record for the best result by an Indian at the British Open (2004 - Tied 27th at Royal Troon in Scotland).

 

  • Shiv Kapur has posted the best result among Indians at the US Open (2014 - Tied 23rd at Pinehurst in North Carolina).

 

  • Anirban Lahiri is the first Indian to make the cut in three Majors in the same calendar year (Masters, British Open & PGA Championship in 2015).

 

  • Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri are the only two Indians to make the cut at their debut Major appearance. Jeev achieved the feat at the 2002 US Open (Bethpage) while Anirban followed suit at the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes in England.

 

  • Two Indians have made the cut at the same Major only once. Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri achieved this at the 2012 British Open (Royal Lytham & St Annes).

 

  • Anirban Lahiri's tied 31st finish at the 2012 British Open (Royal Lytham & St Annes) was the best result by an Indian in his debut Major appearance.

 

  • Jeev Milkha Singh is the only Indian to be the leader at any stage of a Major. He was the joint leader along with Sweden's Robert Karlsson after Round 1 of the 2008 PGA Championship at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield, Michigan. Jeev finished tied ninth at the event to post the first ever top-10 by an Indian at a Major.

 

  • Anirban Lahiri became the first Indian to make a hole-in-one at a Major during Round 3 of the 2012 British Open (Royal Lytham & St Annes).

 

Updated till British Open 2019.



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