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Britain's Magnificent 7 "Major" Winning Golfers

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Britain's Magnificent 7
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Despite almost dominating the world rankings for the past 12 months, British golfers have only just resumed their assaults on the Major Championships, and it is those currently from Northern Ireland who are leading the charge.

However, it hasn't always been so prosperous for British golf as it is recently. Only seven British golfers have managed to win a Major in the past 30 years, three coming in the last 12 months, and of those seven, only Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle managed to win more than one Major.

The future for British golf is bright, and there is plenty of time for the likes of Graeme McDowell and particularly Rory McIlroy to add more Majors to the ones they have already won. There also remains a number of current British golfers who have the potential to join the list of Major winners in 2012 and beyond.

Here we look at the last seven British Major winners.

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