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A Stat That Proves Tiger Woods Was a Different Beast in Major Championships



Tiger Woods is considered to be the greatest golfer of all time. But, ever thought why he is one of the few to have such an honor? The game has seen some legends in Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, and many more. However, Tiger is considered a class apart and we believe this next stat is one of the many reasons for that.

It was in 1996 when Tiger turned pro. And in the next year, he won his first major championship. His relationship with the major championships began from there as he went on to become the first and only person to win the four majors in a row.

The term ‘Tiger Slam’ was created in recognition of his record; he won the US Open, The Open, and PGA Championships in 2000 and won the 2001 Masters in the next six months.

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A unique and unbeatable record of Tiger Woods!

Tiger’s relationship with major championships is a unique one. While many golfers struggle to keep their calm at the majors, Tiger finds no difficulty in claiming the titles. He has won 15 majors in his career; just three behind Jack Nicklaus.


Woods is a record creator. Many other golfers have either tied or reached somewhere near his other records. But, there is one record related to the major championships that remains untouched. Tiger has a combined score of 126-under par from all the majors he attended from 1997 to 2013.

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If it seems doable, wait until you hear the second-best score. Steve Flesch, the American professional golfer, holds the second position with a score of 125-over par. He is “just” 251 strokes behind Tiger’s record. Phil Mickelson holds third place with a 128-over par, while the fourth is Hunter Mahan with 137-over par.

Considering the nearest threat that could break his record, it is safe to say Tiger will reign supreme here for a while. Do you think it is possible to break this record? If yes, who among the other professionals or amateurs do you think has the potential to reach this milestone? Let us know in the comments below.