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PDGA Major Champions

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This article lists the champions of PDGA major events in the MPO (Mixed Professional Open)[1] and FPO (Female Professional Open)[1] divisions of disc golf. Note: Only events that were considered majors when they were contested are listed.

List of MPO Singles Major Champions[2]
Year Worlds[3] USDGC[4][5] European Open[6] European Major Japan Open[7] The Players Cup Aussie Open The PDGA
1982 Harold Duvall
1983 Jeff Watson
1984 Sam Ferrans
1985 Harold Duvall (2)
1986 Johnny Sias
1987 Gregg Hosfeld
1988 John Ahart
1989 Steve Wisecup
1990 Ken Climo
1991 Ken Climo (2) John Ahart
1992 Ken Climo (3) John Ahart (2)
1993 Ken Climo (4) *
1994 Ken Climo (5) Ken Climo
1995 Ken Climo (6) Ken Climo (2)
1996 Ken Climo (7)
1997 Ken Climo (8)
1998 Ken Climo (9)
1999 Ron Russell Ken Climo
2000 Ken Climo (10) Ken Climo (2)
2001 Cameron Todd Barry Schultz
2002 Ken Climo (11) Ken Climo (3) Steve Rico **
2003 Barry Schultz Barry Schultz (2)
2004 Barry Schultz (2) Ken Climo (4) Avery Jenkins
2005 Nate Doss David Feldberg
2006 Ken Climo (12) Barry Schultz (3) David Feldberg Steve Rico (2) Avery Jenkins
2007 Nate Doss (2) Ken Climo (5) Ken Climo David Feldberg
2008 David Feldberg Nate Doss Jesper Lundmark

(Scandinavian Open)

David Feldberg Eric McCabe
2009 Avery Jenkins[8] Nikko Locastro Jesper Lundmark
2010 Eric McCabe Will Schusterick David Feldberg

(Scandinavian Open)

Nikko Locastro
2011 Nate Doss (3) *** David Feldberg (2) Richard Wysocki[9]
2012 Paul McBeth Will Schusterick (2) Will Schusterick

(Stockholm Disc Golf Challenge)

2013 Paul McBeth (2) Steve Brinster Paul McBeth Paul McBeth

(Copenhagen Open)

2014 Paul McBeth (3) Will Schusterick (3) Paul McBeth

(European Masters)

Richard Wysocki[9][10]
2015 Paul McBeth (4) Paul McBeth Paul McBeth (2) Paul McBeth

(Scandinavian Open)

Paul McBeth
2016 Richard Wysocki[9] Jeremy Koling **** Richard Wysocki

(European Masters)

2017 Richard Wysocki (2) Nate Sexton Paul McBeth (3) Richard Wysocki[11]
2018 Gregg Barsby Paul McBeth (2) Eagle McMahon

(Konopiste Open)

2019 Paul McBeth (5)[12] James Conrad[13] Paul McBeth (4)
2020 ***** Chris Dickerson
2021 James Conrad

Notes:

* The 1993 Japan Open was not considered a Major. Ken Climo has won 3 Japan Opens, but only 2 are major wins.[14]

** Beginning in 2002 the Japan Open was a 150 class event. All discs must weigh below 160 grams.[15]

*** The 2011 USDGC was an experimental major based on handicap, not raw score, and is therefore not included.[16][17]

**** The 2016 European Open was not a major. Paul McBeth has won 5 European Opens, but only 4 are major wins.[18]

*****The 2020 World Championship was not held due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Most MPO Majors (5 or More)
Rank Player Total Worlds
1 Ken Climo 20 12
2 Paul McBeth 15 5
3 David Feldberg 7 1
4 Richard Wysocki 6 2
5 Barry Schultz 5 2


List of FPO Singles Major Champions[2]
Year Worlds[3] USWDGC European Open[6] European Major Japan Open[7] The Players Cup Aussie Open The PDGA
1983 Marie Jackson
1984 Marie Jackson (2)
1985 Ramona Hale
1986 Vanessa Chambers
1987 Vanessa Chambers (2)
1988 Chris O'Cleary
1989 Chris O'Cleary (2)
1990 Amy Schiller
1991 Elaine King Amy Schiller
1992 Elaine King (2) Amy Schiller (2)
1993 Elaine King (3) *
1994 Elaine King (4) Becky Powell
1995 Becky Powell Teresa Mistler
1996 Beth Tanner
1997 Elaine King (5)
1998 Juliana Korver
1999 Juliana Korver (2) Juliana Korver
2000 Juliana Korver (3) Leslie Herndon
2001 Juliana Korver (4) Lesli Todd
2002 Des Reading Des Reading Tita Ugalde**
2003 Juliana Korver (5) Des Reading (2)
2004 Birgitta Lagerholm Des Reading (3) Carrie Berlogar
2005 Des Reading (2) Elaine King
2006 Des Reading (3) Angela Tschiggfrie Carrie Berlogar Valarie Jenkins Carrie Berlogar
2007 Valarie Jenkins Elaine King (2) Carrie Berlogar (2) Des Reading
2008 Valarie Jenkins (2) Angela Tschiggfrie (2) Valarie Jenkins

(Scandinavian Open)

Valarie Jenkins (2) Valarie Jenkins
2009 Valarie Jenkins (3) Sarah Stanhope Valarie Jenkins
2010 Sarah Stanhope Valarie Jenkins Birgitta Lagerholm

(Scandinavian Open)

Valarie Jenkins (3)
2011 Paige Pierce Valarie Jenkins (2) Valarie Jenkins (2) Valarie Jenkins
2012 Sarah Hokom Catrina Allen Paige Pierce

(Stockholm Disc Golf Challenge)

2013 Paige Pierce (2) Sarah Hokom Paige Pierce Paige Pierce

(Copenhagen Open)

2014 Catrina Allen Paige Pierce Catrina Allen

(European Masters)

Valarie Jenkins (4)[10]
2015 Paige Pierce (3) Hannah Leatherman Catrina Allen Catrina Allen

(Scandinavian Open)

Valarie Jenkins
2016 Valarie Jenkins (4) Sarah Hokom (2)
2017 Paige Pierce (4) Paige Pierce (2) Catrina Allen (2) Paige Pierce[11]
2018 Paige Bjerkaas Paige Pierce (3) Eveliina Salonen

(Konopiste Open)

2019 Paige Pierce (5)[19] Kristin Tattar Paige Pierce
2020 *** Paige Pierce (4)****
2021 Catrina Allen (2) Paige Pierce (5)

Notes: * The 1993 Japan Open was not considered a Major. Becky Powell has won 2 Japan Opens, but only 1 is a major win.[14]

** Beginning in 2002 the Japan Open was a 150 class event. All discs must weigh below 160 grams.[15]

*** The 2020 World Championship was not held due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

**** In 1999, 2000, and 2020 the Women's National Championship was held instead of the USWDGC.

Most FPO Majors (5 or More)
Rank Player Total Worlds
1 Valarie Jenkins 16 4
2 Paige Pierce 15 5
3 Elaine King 7 5
4 Des Reading 7 3
5 Catrina Allen 7 2
6 Juliana Korver 6 5

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