A peculiar piece of history will be on the line at the British Open.
U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson became the 15th player to win the last 15 majors, matching the longest such streak since the Masters began in 1934. There also were 15 consecutive different major champions from 1994 through 1998.
There are a couple of similarities between the streaks. The first one started with the 1994 U.S. PGA Championship when Nick Price won his second straight major that year. The latest streak began with the 2008 U.S. PGA Championship when Padraig Harrington won his second straight major.
In both cases, the streak reached 15 different winners at The Olympic Club.
The first streak ended with Masters champion Mark O'Meara winning his second major of the year at the British Open, so maybe that bodes well for Bubba Watson.
More interesting, however, is that Simpson's win made it nine straight first-time major champions. According to research specialist Tom Ierubino, the longest previous streak...