Tiger Woods will (finally) tee it up at a major this week at the British Open after an 11-month absence from major championship golf.
As the months (and years) roll on, though, the more time passes between his last major (the 2008 US Open) and his next one, if he ever wins another one.
The chart below is a pretty stunning look at how many days elapsed between each of his 14 majors. The craziest part? Five times he hasn't let 100 or more days pass between majors. That's spectacular.
A lot has happened since he last won one, by the way. Mostly, parity.
19 different players have won a major since Tiger Woods last won #TheOpen,— Jamie Kennedy (@jamieonsport) July 16, 2014
So Woods will look to reassert his dominance at Hoylake just as he did back in 2006 but before we begin with that on Thursday here's a look at his last 14 and how much time he's gone between wins.
|Major||Days held until next major ...||Analysis|
|854||The first one ... crazy to think he didn't win another for two years.|
|308||The Sergio one; that sure feels like forever ago.|
2000 US Open
|35||The scary one. He won by 15 at Pebble.|
2000 British Open
|28||35 days later he won the British Open.|
|231||28 days later he won the PGA Championship. 2000 was a good year, wasn't it?|
|371||The Tiger Slam.|
|63||At this point it felt like he might win all the Masters' for the rest of his career.|
2002 US Open
|1,029||The one at Bethpage Black.|
|98||This was the Chris DiMarco one. He sat on that 2002 US Open for a long time.|
2005 British Open
|371||The fourth time he waited fewer than 100 days to win another major.|
2006 British Open
|28||DiMarco finished second in this one, too.|
|357||Fifth time he won a major by five or more strokes.|
|309||The one in Tulsa against Woody Austin.|
2008 US Open
|2,221...||It's been a while since that 19-hole playoff win over Rocco Mediate.|