Tiger will break Jack's record
Updated: July 23, 2006, 9:32 PM ETBy Jason Sobel
Tiger Woods accomplished many things with his British Open victory on Sunday. He won one for Pops, the first major title since his father Earl's death on May 3. He became the first Open champion to successfully defend his title since Tom Watson in 1983. And he vaulted to the top of the PGA Tour money list with his third win of the season. That's all well and good, but let's examine the big picture, folks. With this victory, Woods ties Walter Hagen for second all-time with 11 modern major championships, seven behind leader Jack Nicklaus. It's been the subject of much debate and conjecture over the past half-decade, so brace yourself for this now-inevitable fate: Woods will break Nicklaus' record.
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