Majority of Anonymous Tour Pros Surveyed Say Tiger Won’t Break Jack’s Record at the Majors

January 16, 2014

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In a recent Golf Magazine survey of 50 anonymous PGA Tour pros, a majority (74 percent) of responders said that Tiger Woods won’t win the additional five major titles he needs to break Jack Nicklaus’ record.
How many more majors will Tiger win? ZERO: 6 percent ONE: 2 percent TWO: 28 percent THREE: 18 percent FOUR: 20 percent FIVE OR MORE: 26 percent
Woods, 38, has not won a major championship since his dramatic playoff-victory over Rocco Mediate in the 2008 U.S. Open.
Polling also revealed that a surprising number of PGA Tour pros (38 percent) would be “tempted to try” performance-enhancing drugs if they were legal under Tour rules.
If PEDs were legal, would you be tempted to try them? 38 percent: YES 60 percent: NO 2 percent: NO COMMENT
If that number seems high, one pro told us that it should be even higher: “I don’t care what they tell you, literally every guy out here would.”
Finally, Tour pros offered a statistical dead heat on the question of who claims the ‘Best Caddie on Tour’ title.
Other than your own, who’s the best caddie on Tour? 14 percent: Joe LaCava (Tiger Woods) 14 percent: Jim “Bones” Mackay (Phil Mickelson) 12 percent: Paul Tesori (Webb Simpson) 10 percent: Steve Williams (Adam Scott) 8 percent: Mike “Fluff” Cowan (Jim Furyk) 4 percent: Tony Navarro (Gary Woodland) 4 percent: Jimmy Johnson (Steve Stricker) 34 percent: Don’t know / Other
But as one Tour pro reminded us: “The No. 1 player in the world generally has the best caddie.”
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