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Top tournament results: 2008 - Men Majors

The winners in the category "2008 - Men Majors" are shown in the table below, which also includes relevant information on venues, scores and prize money.

2008
Majors
280 (-8)
$1,350,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Immelman, Trevor

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (72nd) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Immelman (RSA), who recorded his first major championship victory. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

2008
Majors
283 (+3)
£750,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

283 (+3)

Prize money

£750,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (137th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Harrington (Ire). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

2008
Majors
283 (-1)
$1,350,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Woods, Tiger

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (108th) (June 12-15). Woods (USA) beat Rocco Mediate (USA) at the 91st hole. Tied at one-under-par after the regulation 72 holes, both carded level-par 71s in an 18-hole Monday playoff. Woods subsequently won at the first sudden-death playoff hole to claim his third US Open and 14th major championship title. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

2008
Majors
277 (-3)
$1,350,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (90th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Sergio García (Esp) and Ben Curtis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire), who won his third major championship in his last six attempts. Harrington became the first European since 1930 to win the US PGA crown, and the first European to win back-to-back Majors. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].

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Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.

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