Tiger Woods' 74th Win Bests Jack Nicklaus

Only Sam Snead has had more career wins than Woods
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2012 1:36 AM CDT
Tiger Woods' 74th Win Bests Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD, yesterday.   (Getty Images)

With his 74th PGA Tour win yesterday at the AT&T National, Tiger Woods moved ahead of Jack Nicklaus for second-most tour victories, reports the New York Times. Only Sam Snead has more, with 82 wins. The victory was Woods' third this year. The first in March broke a 30-month dry spell that had many wondering if the 36-year-old golfer was washed up already.

"There was a time when people were saying I could never win again," Woods said. "That was, I think, what, six months ago? Here we are." Woods is currently ranked fourth in the world, but don't tell that to Bo Van Pelt, who finished the National two strokes behind Woods. "I'd say that he’s playing the best golf in the world right now," said Van Pelt. The AP notes that the record Woods really wants to beat is the 18 majors won by Nicklaus; Woods has been stuck on 14 since 2008. (Read more Tiger Woods stories.)

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