2021 PGA Championship – Phil Mickelson
Few players have demonstrated more impressive longevity than Phil Mickelson, whose sixth major title – at the 2021 PGA Championship – came 32 years on from his Walker Cup debut.
After claiming two points in the USA’s narrow defeat to GB&I at Peachtree Golf Club, Mickelson won three matches to help his side regain the trophy at Portmarnock in 1991.
A stellar professional career has followed, highlighted by three victories at the Masters Tournament, two at the PGA and success in The 142nd Open at Muirfield in 2013.
2020 Masters – Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson is one of four players to have featured in the 2007 Walker Cup at Royal County Down and then enjoyed major success, along with Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett.
Johnson’s first major title was secured at the 2016 US Open, before he doubled his tally at the delayed 2020 Masters.
His Walker Cup return was 1½ points from three matches, although he was beaten 5&4 by Rhys Davies in the opening-day singles.
2020 US Open – Bryson DeChambeau
DeChambeau was the reigning US Amateur Champion when he featured in the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
After sitting out the opening foursomes, he earned 2.5 points from three appearances but was unable to prevent his team from suffering a 16½ - 9½ defeat to GB&I.
A first major came DeChambeau’s way five years later when he produced a dominant performance at Winged Foot to win the US Open by six strokes.
Other major winners to have played in the Walker Cup since 1991:
David Duval – 1991 Walker Cup; 2001 Open
Padraig Harrington – 1991, 1993 and 1995 Walker Cup; 2007 and 2008 Open, 2008 PGA Championship
Justin Leonard – 1993 Walker Cup; 1997 Open
Tiger Woods – 1995 Walker Cup; 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019 Masters, 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007 PGA Championship, 2000, 2002 and 2008 US Open, 2000, 2005 and 2006 Open
Justin Rose – 1997 Walker Cup; 2013 US Open
Lucas Glover – 2001 Walker Cup; 2009 US Open
Graeme McDowell – 2001 Walker Cup; 2010 US Open
Webb Simpson – 2007 Walker Cup; 2012 US Open
Rory McIlroy – 2007 Walker Cup; 2011 US Open, 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship, 2014 Open
Danny Willett – 2007 Walker Cup; 2016 Masters
Jordan Spieth – 2011 Walker Cup; 2015 Masters, 2015 US Open, 2017 Open