A 'major' is one of the four most prestigious professional golf events played annually.

Men

Current annual majors:

The Masters
US Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship

10 Australian male golfers have won a major.

Australian winners of a major:

5 - Peter Thomson - 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965 The Open Championship
2 - Greg Norman - 1986, 1993 The Open Championship
2 - David Graham - 1979 PGA Championship, 1981 US Open Championship
1 - Geoff Ogilvy - 2006 US Open
1 - Steve Elkington - 1995 PGA Championship
1 - Ian Baker-Finch - 1991 The Open Championship
1 - Wayne Grady - 1990 PGA Championship
1 - Kel Nagle - 1960 The Open Championship
1 - Jim Ferrier - 1947 PGA Championship
1 - Adam Scott - 2013 The Masters

Women

Current annual majors:

Kraft Nabisco Championship
LPGA Championship
U.S. Women's Open
Women's British Open

Only 2 Australian female golfers have won a major. Karrie Webb is 7th on the all-time list of most major victories.

Australian winners of a major:

7 - Karrie Webb - 2000, 2006 Kraft Nabisco C'ship, 2001 LPGA Championship 2000, 2001 U.S. Women's Open, 1999 du Maurier Classic (previous major), 2002 Women's British Open
3 - Jan Stephenson - 1982 LPGA Championship, 1983 U.S. Women's Open, 1981 du Maurier Classic (previous major)