The total major winners’ list is great for bragging rights, but it doesn’t really give you an accurate portrayal of golf tradition in these universities.
For example, Harvard has seven major titles which is an impressive return on first viewing. These seven wins, however, came from just one man, Bobby Jones in the 1920s.
Compare this to the University of Texas and its total of eight major wins, just one more than Harvard. Five different men including Ben Crenshaw and Jordan Spieth account for these eight titles in three different decades.
The argument could be made therefore that individual winners is a more important metric than total major wins.
Looking at the individual winner’s table, it’s also notable how many winners come from the state of Texas.
This also pops out when you look at our map.
Adding the University of Houston and University of Texas together with smaller Texas Universities gives you a total of seventeen individual Major winners. A huge number with no other States even close (Florida is next on nine winners).
The outright leader University of Houston is on a bit of a dry streak right now though.
They haven’t had a champion since Nick Faldo in 1996. Faldo’s win for Houston could also be considered somewhat dubious as he only completed ten weeks in the school before pursuing golf professionally.