It’s not a terribly difficult task to identify the best of the best from this year’s 2013 majors—just start with the golfers who won them.
Ranking them in order of performance, however, is a little more difficult.
Adam Scott inspired an entire continent by donning a green jacket. Phil Mickelson drank from the fountain of youth—otherwise known as The Claret Jug.
Justin Rose and Jason Dufner validated their careers with unexpected victories in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, respectively.
If that's not enough, there are other golfers who played well enough to contend multiple times in this year’s majors despite falling short to that fantastic four. The way we see it, they deserve some love as well.
So read on to see how we tier the top four golfers who challenged but failed to win a major this year followed closely by the celebrated champions who achieved golf’s greatest glory in 2013.