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A scene that's been repeated several times at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament.
Those who downplay Tiger Woods' chances of winning 18 majors to tie Jack Nicklaus point to Woods' biological clock as a major reason why he won't.
He's 38, they say, and given his injuries and stress throughout his career, winning four more majors is too much to ask.
There is, however, evidence out there to suggest otherwise.
Vijay Singh won 22 times after age 40, including the PGA Championship in 2004.
Jack Nicklaus won five times after age 40, including three majors, the last coming at the Masters in 1986 when he was 46.
Singh has not accomplished enough to be put in the same class as Woods. Nicklaus is the man most closely associated with Woods' greatness.
Nicklaus was 38 years old and seven months when we won his 15th major at the 1978 Open Championship. Nicklaus then went on to win three more majors over the next seven years to finish his career with 18 major championship titles.
Woods, who turned 38 in late December, would need to go winless in his next three majors in order to fall behind Nicklaus in terms of age and major championship titles.
In terms of their winning percentage at majors, Woods and Nicklaus are in a dead heat upon turning 38 years old. Nicklaus had won 21.88 percent of the majors he attended (14 out of 64), while Woods has also won 21.88 percent of the majors he has attended (also 14 out of 64).
At age 38, Woods has won 14 majors. Nicklaus had the same number when he was 38. Nicklaus, however, put up his 15th later that year, the British Open.
In reality, there's plenty of time left on Woods' clock. He just needs to win a major to take the heat and focus off him trying to do just that.