Runaway Victories at the Major Championships

Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes, becoming the 10th player of the last 20 years to win a major championship by five or more shots. McIlroy now joins this esteemed company. Nick Price carded an 11-under 269 at Southern Hills in 1994, breaking the PGA Championship's 30-year scoring record and beating Corey Pavin by six strokes.
2 of 10 John Biever/SI
Nick Faldo captured his third green jacket — and the last of his six major championships — after Greg Norman's famed final-round collapse in 1996. Faldo overcame a six-shot deficit heading into the final round to win by five.
3 of 10 John Iacono/SI
Tiger Woods's first of 14 major championships came in record-breaking fashion. At the time, his 12-stroke win at the 1997 Masters was the second-largest margin of victory in major championship history; Old Tom Morris won the 1862 British Open by 13 shots.
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Davis Love III shot three 66s at the 1997 PGA Championship to lap the field, winning his first major championship by five strokes.
5 of 10 John Biever/SI
While everyone in the field struggled to hover around par, Woods blitzed Pebble Beach at the 2000 U.S. Open. He carded a 12-under score and won by 15 strokes.
6 of 10 Bob Martin/SI
Navigating St. Andrews effortlessly, Woods's eight-stroke win at the 2000 British Open was his first of three Open Championships.
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Woods's five-shot win at St. Andrews in 2005 gave him his 10th major championship victory, one behind Walter Hagen for second all time.
8 of 10 John Biever/SI
Woods went into Sunday tied for the lead, and used a final-round 68 to beat Shaun Micheel by five strokes in the 2006 PGA Championship.
9 of 10 Fred Vuich/SI
Louis Oosthuizen's shot 12-under in the first two rounds of the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews, cruising past Lee Westwood and Paul Casey for a seven-shot victory.
10 of 10 Fred Vuich/SI
Rory McIlroy used his sweet swing and deft putting stroke to break nearly every U.S. Open scoring record. His 16-under tally bested second-place Jason Day by eight strokes.