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Tiger vs Jack, It Matters

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Tiger Woods hung posters of a legendary golfer on his wall above his bed as a young boy.  That legendary golfer is Jack Nicklaus, major-record holder with 18.  Tiger Woods wants 19.  He wanted it then, and he still wants it now.

Some Tiger lovers say it doesn’t matter because Tiger is already the best there ever was to swing a club.  His at least 14 career majors, 77 tour wins and success on the tour with how deep it has become are enough.  But even Tiger would disagree with that.  This sport’s greatest of all-time players should all be applauded for a host of tour wins.  But majors are what REALLY count.  Tiger knows it.  Jack knows it.  And we know it because they set the bar so high so we could follow the magical ride.

No one has ever won five majors after the age of 37.  Tiger Woods is trying to do just that in his chase for the major record.  And Tiger will try because 18 majors matter.  19 matters more.  Tiger knows it, Jack knows it and we know it.  He who wins the most majors will be the greatest of all-time, it is that simple.  And that’s why it matters.

By:  Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.  

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