Can Tiger Woods still pass Jack Nicklaus?
Tiger Woods once seemed destined to blow past Jack Nicklaus’s career record of 18 major championships and maybe even win several more before riding off into the sunset (or the Champions Tour). Now at 39, nearly seven years since his last major victory, Woods has flailed through serious wear and tear on his body and psyche.
The others at the top of the all-time list had mixed results in their later years: Nicklaus won the Masters at age 46, but that was his first major victory since age 40. Gary Player won his last at 42; Walter Hagen at 36.
That's not to say Woods has no hope. Ben Hogan won six majors after recovering from a near-fatal car wreck at age 36. The oldest winner of any major was Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA at age 48. Woods still could catch Nicklaus, but time is running out.
SOURCE: PGATour.com, individual players' web sites.