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Tiger at 40 - Why there is still hope

By: Golf Shake | Tue 29 Dec 2015

Post by Sports Writer, Derek Clements

Tiger may be 40 and his best golf is likely behind him, but if he can get fit and playing again he can be optimistic of winning a major or two in his 40's, plenty have done it before him: 

AGE 48

Julius Boros, 1968 US PGA Championship, Pecan Valley

AGE 46

Jack Nicklaus, 1986 Masters, Augusta
Old Tom Morris, 1867 Open, Prestwick



AGE 45

Hale Irwin, 1990 US Open, Medinah
Jerry Barber, 1961 US PGA Championship, Olympia Fields

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Lee Trevino, 1984 US PGA Championship, Shoal Creek
Robert De Vicenzo, 1967 Open, Royal Liverpool
Harry Vardon, 1914 Open, Prestwick

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Phil Mickelson, 2013 Open, Muirfield
Ben Crenshaw, 1995 Masters, Augusta
Raymond Floyd, 1986 US Open, Shinnecock Hills
Julius Boros, 1963 US Open, The Country Club
Ted Ray, 1920 US Open, Inverness
Old Tom Morris, 1864 Open, Prestwick

AGE 42

Ernie Els, 2012 Open, Royal Lytham
Darren Clarke, 2011 Open, Royal St George’s
Payne Stewart, 1999 US Open, Pinehurst No. 2
Tom Kite, 1992 US Open, Pebble Beach
Gary Player, 1978 Masters, Augusta
Tommy Bolt, 1958 US Open, Southern Hills
J.H. Taylor, 1913 Open, Royal Liverpool
Willie Park Sr., 1875 Open, Prestwick

AGE 41

Vijay Singh, 2004 US PGA Championship, Whistling Straits
Mark O’Meara, 1998 Open, Royal Birkdale

Mark O’Meara, 1998 Masters, Augusta
Sam Snead, 1954 Masters, Augusta
Henry Cotton, 1948 Open, Muirfield
Harry Vardon, 1911 Open, Royal St. George’s
Old Tom Morris, 1862 Open, Prestwick

AGE 40

Jack Nicklaus, 1980 US PGA Championship, Oak Hill
Jack Nicklaus, 1980 US Open, Baltusrol
Ben Hogan, 1953 Open, Carnoustie
Ben Hogan, 1953 US Open, Oakmont
Ben Hogan, 1953 Masters, Augusta
James Braid, 1910 Open, St. Andrews
Old Tom Morris, 1861 Open, Prestwick

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