The Golf Blog says: As he turns 40 years old, Tiger Woods has fallen behind the pace of winning majors set by Jack Nicklaus, who had 15 majors before he turned 40 years old. Jack then won 3 more majors up until he hit 46 years old.
This is a key turning point. For most of his career, Tiger Woods was ahead of Jack. You’d have to go back to Tiger’s early twenties for the last time that Jack was ahead in terms of majors won by age. Now, Tiger has fallen 1 major behind Jack’s pace to 18 majors.
As shown above by the red flatline, the biggest concern for Tiger is that he’s in the longest major drought of his career–7 years and running. Given his back surgeries and swing changes, plus Tiger’s own concession that “everything beyond this will be gravy,” the prospect of Tiger catching Jack’s 18 major record seem fleeting. And the chance of Tiger beating Jack’s record seems nil.Tweet
Happy 40th Birthday to one of the greatest players to play the game, Tiger Woods! pic.twitter.com/zFGsl67FO1
— GolfNow (@golfnow) December 30, 2015
My final column of the year, happy holidays to all of you and to a great 2016! https://t.co/iGYhFEaNwU
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 22, 2015
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 24, 2015
We would like to welcome a new member to our family/pack:), Bugs!!!! pic.twitter.com/MjtiZudTL2
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 24, 2015
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LeBron James crashes into Jason’s Day wife, Ellie Day https://t.co/YHdgJZ2cU7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 18, 2015
— Cavs Nation (@CavsNationNet) December 18, 2015
The Golf Blog says: Lebron James jumped into the first row of court side seats, right where Jason Day and his wife Ellie were seated. Lebron tobbled over Ellie’s seat, sending them both to the floor. Ellie was carted off on a stretcher in a neck brace and taken to Metro General hospital in Cleveland. She reportedly was released early Friday morning.Tweet
— thegolfblog (@thegolfblog) December 3, 2015
The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods discusses his back injury, relationship with his kids and ex-wife Elin Nordegren, break-up with Lindsey Vonn, and possible end to his golf career. Revealing.
Tiger seems to be backpedaling from his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’s 18 majors record:
You sound like you’re not driven as much by records as we might think. Yet you had Jack’s 18 majors on your bedroom wall as a kid. Is there a misconception about what drives you?
O.K., here’s the major misconception that people have all gotten wrong. It’s what was posted on my wall, about Jack’s records. It was not the majors, O.K.. There was one on there. It was the first time he broke 40, the first time he broke 80, the first golf tournament he ever won, first time he ever won the state amateur, first time he won the U.S. Amateur, and the first time he won the U.S. Open. That was it. That was the list. It was all age-related. To me, that was important. This guy’s the best out there and the best of all time. If I can beat each age that he did it, then I have a chance at being the best.
Wishing my idol and friend a speedy recovery. Golf without him doesn't bear thinking about. Hope… https://t.co/fwTOQnaAxM
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) December 1, 2015
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) December 2, 2015