Tiger Woods won for the 80th time in his PGA Tour career at the Tour Championship in September 2018, and that followed nearly winning the British Open Championship and PGA Championship that summer. He even held the lead alone on Sunday at Carnoustie before slipping and coming up short.
For nearly 11 years after winning the 2008 US Open, Woods went without a major. Woods defeating Rocco Mediate on the 19th hole of a playoff, in sudden death, at Torrey Pines’ South Course near San Diego seemed like the last we’d see of him taking major titles.
Then Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters, picking up his 15th major title and resuming the pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major titles.
In the history of golf, no golfer has gone more than 11 years in between major wins, with four golfers going 11 years between their major victories. Woods came up just shy of the 11-year mark, and now he can continue to make history as one of the most prolific major winners in his 40s.