Tiger Woods v Jack Nicklaus - A major comparison

By: Golf Shake | Tue 29 Dec 2015 | Comments


Post by Sports Writer, Derek Clements


Jack Nicklaus v Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods looked a certainty to beat the record of 18 major titles set by Jack Nicklaus, but injuries, personal scandal and a loss of form mean he has been stuck on 14 since 2008.

This is how the pair compare.

TIGER WOODS

1 – 1997 Masters, Augustal, Age 21
2 – 1999 US PGA, Medinah, Age 23
3 – 2000 US Open, Pebble Beach, Age 24
4 – 2000 Open Championship, St Andrews, Age 24
5 – 2000 US PGA, Valhalla, Age 24
6 – 2001 Masters, Augusta, Age 25
7 – 2002 Masters, Augusta, Age 26
8 – 2002 US Open, Bethpage, Age 26
9 – 2005 Masters, Augusta, Age 29
10 – 2005 Open Championship, St Andrews, Age 29
11 – 2006 Open Championship, Royal Liverpool, Age 30
12 – 2006 US PGA, Medinah, Age 30
13 – 2007 US PGA, Southern Hills, Age 31
14 – 2008 US Open, Torrey Pines, Age 32

JACK NICKLAUS

1 – 1962 US Open, Oakmont, Age 22
2 – 1963 Masters, Augusta, Age 23
3 – 1963 US PGA, Dallas Athletic Club, Age 23
4 – 1965 Masters, Augustal, Age 25
5 – 1966 Masters, Augusta, Age 26
6 – 1966 Open Championship, Muirfield, Age 26
7 – 1967 US Open, Baltusrol, Age 27
8 – 1970 Open Championship, St Andrews, Age 30
9 – 1971 US PGA, PGA National, Age 31
10 – 1972 Masters, Augusta, Age 32
11 – 1972 US Open, Pebble Beach, Age 32
12 – 1973 US PGA, Canterbury, Age 33
13 – 1975 Masters, Augusta, Age 35
14 – 1975 US PGA, Firestone, Age 35
15 – 1978 Open Championship, St Andrews, Age 38,
16 – 1980 US Open, Baltusrol, Age 40
17 – 1980 US PGA, Oak Hill, Age 40
18 – 1986 Masters, Augusta, Age 46

* At the age of 32, Woods had won 14 majors, Nicklaus had won 11


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