It’s a well known fact that Tiger Woods wants to be recognized as the greatest golfer of all time, and as of today, there are technically only two things he needs to achieve in order to get that recognition. At 78 career wins, he needs to win four more tournaments to catch Sam Snead’s 82 all-time wins. and he needs five to break that record. The more difficult of the two however, may present a greater challenge.
There is little doubt that Tiger can catch, and surpass the 82 career victory mark set by Sam Snead, but at 37 years old, he is finding that catching and passing Jack Nicklaus’ 18 career major record is a bit more difficult. He has squandered two more chances in 2013, and let’s face it, he only has two more opportunities this year to get off the 14 titles he has been on since 2008.
The next opportunity comes next week at the Open Championship at Muirfield. Tiger has won three Open Championships in his career. Two of them come at St. Andrews in 2000, and 2005. His last Open Championship was in 2006 at royal Liverpool, and his last major win came at The 2008 US Open from Torrey Pines, a course he has dominated his entire career.
Tiger Woods has been hosting The World Challenge since 1999, and when it was on the verge of losing sponsorship, he came up with $4 Million dollars of his own money to bail out this year-ending event. I always looked forward to this star-studded event, and am glad we will continue have it on the calendar.
I know you’ve seen the video with Bubba Watson driving the Space-Aged Hovercraft around the golf course. Looks like it may become a reality on an Ohio golf course.
The story of John Daly has shown us what not to do when you have achieved success on the PGA Tour, but he still remains a character in a sport that has very few characters. Big John has been playing as a regular on the European Tour for the past few years in attempt to regain his PGA status, but will not be at a tournament he won in 1995.
New putters always work for a while, then they become old putters, and you’re back to looking for a new one. That seems to be the case with a lot of things in life, ……but Twitter?
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