Will Tiger catch Jack? As this year’s Masters teed off on Thursday morning, what was once an easy question of course Tiger Woods will break Jack Nicklaus’ record for most wins at major tournaments, 18 seems harder than ever to answer.
Since Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open in superhero fashion, playing on a broken leg to beat Rocco Mediate in a playoff, he has failed to win a major. A torn anterior cruciate ligament shut down the rest of his 2008 campaign. After Woods came up empty in 2009, and revelations about his numerous extramarital affairs resulted in a tumultuous off-season, he has not won a single tournament. Woods is no longer the world’s top-ranked golfer he’s now in the seventh place, looking up to Germany’s Martin Kaymer, the world’s No. 1, and five guys he used to regularly crush, like Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald.