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Sal's Corner

At 26 years, one month and 28 days, Jason Day became the youngest winner not named Tiger Woods of a WGC event. (Woods won four such tournaments before he turned 26.) Does winning the Match Play augur major success in the same year? Only two such players have gone on to triumph in one of the four jewels.

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YEAR

MATCH PLAY CHAMP

BEST FINISH

MAJOR

2013

Matt Kuchar

T-8

Masters

2012

Hunter Mahan

12th

Masters

2011

Luke Donald

T-4

Masters

2010

Ian Poulter

T-10

Masters

2009

Geoff Ogilvy

15th

Masters

2008

Tiger Woods

1

U.S. Open

2007

Henrik Stenson

17th

Masters

2006

Geoff Ogilvy

1

U.S. Open

2005

David Toms

T-10

PGA

2004

Tiger Woods

T-9

British

2003

Tiger Woods

T-4

British

2002

Kevin Sutherland

37th

U.S. Open

2001

Steve Stricker

T-10

Masters

2000

Darren Clarke

T-7

British

1999

Jeff Maggert

T-7

U.S. Open