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Sal's Corner

In addition to becoming the fourth-youngest player to win four majors (after Tom Morris Jr., Tiger and Jack), Rory McIlroy is the fifth to win multiple majors in a season before turning 26.

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PLAYER

YEAR

MAJORS

Gene Sarazen

1922

U.S. Open, PGA

Bobby Jones

1926

U.S. Open, British Open

Jack Nicklaus

1963

Masters, PGA

Tiger Woods

2000

U.S. Open, British Open, PGA

Rory McIlroy

2014

British Open, PGA

PHOTO

Photograph by Fred Vuich for Sports Illustrated