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.
This is an article from the March 3, 2014 issue
|YEAR||MATCH PLAY CHAMP||BEST FINISH||MAJOR|
|2008||Tiger Woods||1||U.S. Open|
|2006||Geoff Ogilvy||1||U.S. Open|
|2002||Kevin Sutherland||37th||U.S. Open|
|1999||Jeff Maggert||T-7||U.S. Open|