Tiger Woods vs. Jack Nicklaus: Major Championship Records

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods
Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods

Jack Nicklaus won 18 professional majors, an iconic total that has become the most significant record in golf, and one of the most significant in all of sports. Tiger Woods has won a staggering 14 majors, but his quest to pass Nicklaus has stalled. Here's how their records compare. Click the tournament name to read the original Sports Illustrated story on each victory.

JACK NICKLAUS: 18 MAJORS TIGER WOODS: 14 MAJORS
1. 1962 U.S. Open (Age: 22) 1. 1997 Masters (Age: 21)
2. 1963 Masters (Age: 23) 2. 1999 PGA (Age: 23)
3. 1963 PGA (Age: 23) 3. 2000 U.S. Open (Age: 24)
4.  1965 Masters (Age: 25) 4. 2000 British Open (Age: 24)
5. 1966 Masters (Age: 26) 5. 2000 PGA Championship (Age: 24)
6. 1966 British Open (Age: 26) 6. 2001 Masters (Age: 25)
7. 1967 U.S. Open (Age: 27) 7. 2002 Masters (Age: 26)
8. 1970 British Open (Age: 30) 8. 2002 U.S. Open (Age: 26)
9. 1971 PGA Championship (Age: 31) 9. 2005 Masters (Age: 29)
10. 1972 Masters (Age: 32) 10. 2005 British Open (Age: 29)
11. 1972 U.S. Open (Age: 32) 11. 2006 British Open (Age: 30)
12. 1973 PGA Championship (Age: 33) 12. 2006 PGA Championship (Age: 30)
13. 1975 Masters (Age:35 ) 13. 2007 PGA Championship (Age: 31)
14. 1975 PGA Championship (Age: 35) 14. 2008 U.S. Open (Age: 32)
15. 1978 British Open (Age: 38)  
16. 1980 U.S. Open (Age: 40)  
17. 1980 PGA Championship (Age: 40)  
18. 1986 Masters (Age: 46)  

Correction: An earlier version of this article listed Tiger Woods's age as 31 when he won the 2008 U.S. Open. He was 32.
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