With win at PGA Championship, Tiger Woods can tie record

Tiger Woods is looking for his fifth PGA Championship. (USATSI)
Tiger Woods is looking for his fifth PGA Championship. (USATSI)

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Tiger Woods holds many records and stands alone in second place on the all-time majors list with 14 but did you know he hasn't won the most times at any of the four majors? He's not even tied for any of them. Here's a look at the top three champions at all four majors (including Woods' place):


1. Jack Nicklaus -- 6
T2. Tiger Woods -- 4
T2. Arnold Palmer -- 4 

US Open

T1. Jack Nicklaus -- 4
T1. Ben Hogan -- 4
T1. Bobby Jones -- 4
T1. Willie Anderson -- 4
T5. Tiger Woods -- 3 

British Open

1. Harry Vardon -- 6
T2. Tom Watson -- 5
T2. James Braid -- 5
T2. John Henry Taylor -- 5
T2. Peter Thomson -- 5
T11. Tiger Woods -- 3  

PGA Championship 

T1. Walter Hagen -- 5
T1. Jack Nicklaus -- 5
3. Tiger Woods -- 4

Woods' four wins came at Medinah (1999 by one over Sergio Garica), Valhalla (2000 in a playoff over Bob May), Medinah again (2005 by five over Shaun Micheel), and Southern Hills (2006 by two over Woody Austin).

With a win this week Woods could tie a major record for the first time ever with Hagen and Nicklaus. It would be fitting if Woods could get No. 5 at Oak Hill since Nicklaus got his fifth in 1980 at this very course.  

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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