Can Tiger Woods catch Jack Nicklaus? Probably not, but it’s fun to wonder again

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The next question is obvious and inevitable, and it’s only natural to feel differently about it than you did, say, Saturday evening: Can Tiger Woods catch and surpass Jack Nicklaus’s record for major championships?

That question had become tired and trite. While Woods was wandering the athletic wilderness for the better part of a decade, winning the four additional majors it would take to tie Nicklaus’s record of 18, the five it would take to surpass him, seemed unfair to ask of someone whose most significant accomplishment on a given day was getting out of bed.

Now, though, he needs just three to tie Nicklaus. Now, after Woods’s 15th major victory at Sunday’s Masters, he needs just four to pass him.

“I don’t know if he’s…

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