Oldest Winners in Pro Golf History

Sam Snead, one of the oldest winners in pro golf history
Who are the oldest golfers to win tournaments on the pro golf tours? That's the question we answer here. Below is the rundown, going tour by tour, and also including the major championships of men's and women's golf.

Oldest PGA Tour winner: Sam Snead was 52 years, 10 months, 8 days old when he won the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open. Read more about this record

Oldest European Tour winner: At age 50 years and 133 days when he won the 2014 Spanish Open, that's Miguel Angel Jiménez.

Oldest men's major championship winner: Julius Boros, age 48 years, 4 months, 18 days. Boros won the 1968 PGA Championship. See also: All men's major winners over age 40

Oldest LPGA Tour winner: Beth Daniel, who was 46 years, 8 months, 29 days old at the time of her 2003 Canadian Women's Open victory.

Oldest Ladies European Tour winner: Trish Johnson, who was 48 years, 7 months and 17 days old when she won the 2014 Ladies Scottish Open.

Oldest women's major championship winner: Fay Crocker, age 45 years, 7 months, 11 days old. Crocker won the 1960 Titleholders Championship. This is currently one of the oldest records still standing on the LPGA Tour.

Oldest Korn Ferry Tour winner: Kirk Triplett won the 2011 News Sentinel Open at age 49 years, 4 months, 29 days.

Oldest Champions Tour winner: Scott Hoch at age 63 years, 5 months, 4 days in the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, which was a two-man team tournament. In an individual tournament, the oldest is Mike Fetchick, winner of the 1985 Hilton Head Seniors Invitational at age 63 years to the day. Read more about this record

Oldest European Senior Tour winner: Neil Coles, who was 67 years and 276 days old when he won the 2002 Lawrence Batley Seniors Open.

Oldest senior major championship winner: The oldest of all-time is Jock Hutchison, who won the 1947 Senior PGA Championship at age 62 years, 7 months, 5 days. Since the founding of the Champions Tour in 1980, the record-holder is Bernhard Langer, at age 61 years, 11 months, 1 day at the 2019 Senior Open Championship.

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Photo credit: Image of Sam Snead via ABC Television / Public domain

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