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: Phil Mickelson, age 50 years, 11 months, 7 days. Mickelson won the 2021 PGA Championship. See also: All men's major winners over age 40 and the list of 10 oldest major championship winners.

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: Bernhard Langer has set and re-set the record for oldest Champions Tour winner multiple times. He first broke the record at age 63, then became the first 64-year-old to win on the Champions Tour, then the first 65-year-old. Langer's record currently stands at 65 years, 10 months, 5 days.

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: Bernhard Langer, age 65 years, 10 months, 5 days. That's how old Langer was when he won the 2023 U.S. Senior Open.

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

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