Recent Major Winners: "Only a few of those players have emerged as consistent threats since their breakthrough wins."
Ron Sirak takes a deeper look at the 15 straight different major winners streak and when you see the list and see how little those winners have done since their breakthrough, it's impossible not to wonder what is going on.
Following Glover have been Stewart Cink, Y.E. Yang, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthiuzen, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Keegan Bradley, Bubba Watson and most recently, Webb Simpson at the Olympic Club.
Only a few of those players have emerged as consistent threats since their breakthrough wins. It takes a special kind of player to not be led astray by the spoils of victory. And that is even truer now than it was before Woods helped quadruple prize money on the PGA Tour. It's easier than ever to get rich and lazy.
The distractions that come with winning a major are difficult to juggle: increased media demands, lucrative endorsement opportunities. For some, like Bubba right now, there's also the challenge of trying to balance your professional life with having a family.