US Open champion Brooks Koepka becomes the seventh first-time major winner in a row
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 19/06/17 2:11pm
Brooks Koepka became the seventh consecutive maiden major winner with his outstanding performance at Erin Hills, but we will see the record of nine matched at this year's PGA Championship?
Graeme McDowell's win at the 2010 US Open began a run of nine straight first-time winners through to Webb Simpson at the 2012 US Open, before Ernie Els ended the run when he pipped Adam Scott to The Open title the following month.
The current streak began in August 2015, here's a reminder of the six players who made their major breakthroughs ahead of Koepka ...
Jason Day, 2015 PGA Championship
Day finally atoned for several near-misses as he produced a record-breaking performance to deny Jordan Spieth a third major victory of the season at Whistling Straits.
Rounds of 68, 67 and 66 gave the Australian a two-shot advantage after 54 holes, and he outscored Spieth on the final day as he closed with another 67 to set a new major championship scoring record of 20 under par.
Danny Willett, 2016 Masters
Jordan Spieth looked to be cruising to back-to-back Masters titles when he put together an impeccable front nine on the final day at Augusta National, but he famously put two balls in the water at the 12th and ran up a horrific quadruple-bogey seven.
That handed the lead to Willett, who was involved in a tight battle with playing partner Lee Westwood and made a significant move with a superb birdie at the 16th, firing his tee shot to six feet and nailing the putt.
Willett made clutch pars over the final two holes to cap a five-under 67 which left him three clear of the chasing pack.
Dustin Johnson, 2016 US Open
Like Day, Johnson had endured more than his fair share of major near-misses until he finally got over the line on a controversial final day at Oakmont.
Shane Lowry had gone into the last round with the lead but, as the Irishman frittered away shots, Johnson cruised into a commanding lead despite being under threat of a one-shot penalty after his ball moved on the fifth green.
Johnson made sure the penalty was irrelevant as he split the fairway at the last and knocked a sublime second to three feet before rolling in the putt to spare the blushes of the USGA, who penalised him a shot anyway!
Henrik Stenson, 2016 Open
The first Open to be screened live on Sky Sports turned out to be one of the most memorable as Stenson and Phil Mickelson competed in a remarkable final-day duel at Royal Troon.
The leading pair were in a class of their own and traded birdies - and the lead - throughout an enthralling day, but it was Stenson who produced the fireworks when it mattered down the stretch.
Tied for the lead after 13, Stenson reeled off three consecutive birdies and closed out a spectacular win with a three at the last to set a new Open record at 20 under, three clear of the American veteran.
Jimmy Walker, 2016 PGA Championship
One of the stalwarts of the PGA Tour, Walker showed huge composure amid several weather delays at Baltusrol to deny defending champion Jason Day.
Once the third round was finally completed on Sunday, Walker held a one-shot lead and parred every hole on the front nine before holing out from a greenside bunker for birdie at the 10th.
He also birdied 11 and 17 to go three clear and, after Day had cut the gap to one with a thrilling eagle at the last, Walker held his nerve to nail a three-foot par putt to make it a clean sweep of maiden major winners for 2016.
Sergio Garcia, 2017 Masters
Five years after facing the media at Augusta and saying he was "not good enough to win a major", Garcia finally collected one of the biggest prizes in golf after a captivating final-day battle with Justin Rose.
Playing in his 74th major, Garcia looked to be letting another chance slip from his grasp when he bogeyed 10 and 11 and then pulled his drive way left at the long 13th.
But he salvaged an improbable par, birdied the next and eagled 15 before missing a six-footer for the win in regulation, although he atoned at the first extra hole to seal one of the most popular major victories of modern times.