The Four Majors Championship
FOUR MAJORS. 16 ROUNDS. 288 HOLES PAR 1136.
The Masters has the smallest field of all the Majors and around 50 make the cut. This limits the number of competitors in the Royal Selangor Trophy each year, who go forward to the US Open.
The winner of the 2017 Trophy competition - Brooks Koepka, had an injured wrist and missed the Masters in 2018.
He was therefore unable to emulate other golfers who have won the competition in consecutive years. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott are the only golfers to successfully defend their title in the following year. Nicklaus won four in a row 1970 -74. Notables to miss the cut in the Masters were the 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia. Previous winners of the Royal Selangor Trophy - Charl Schwartzel (2011), Ross Fisher (2009), Mike Weir (2003) also missed out. After the Masters , 53 players remained. Patrick Reed was on -15, a shot ahead of Rickie Fowler, with Hendrik Stenson, Mark Leishman Tony Finau and Dustin Johnson close behind.
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