Tiger will break Jack's record 

July, 23, 2006
07/23/06
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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.

Jason Sobel | email

Golf Editor, ESPN.com
Jason Sobel, who joined ESPN in 1997, earned four Sports Emmy awards as a member of ESPN's Studio Production department. He became ESPN.com's golf editor in July 2004.

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