During the height of his powers, it seemed like Tiger Woods was destined to break Jack Nicklaus’ Major record. It wasn’t a matter of if, but when.
Now, just winning another tournament seems improbable for Woods, who continues to grab headlines for all the wrong reasons.
This means Woods will probably finish his career with just 14 Majors to his name, something Tiger’s father Earl eerily predicted in August, 1995:
On this date in 1995, Earl Woods, after Tiger, 19, wins the U.S. Amateur over Buddy Marucci at Newport Country Club: pic.twitter.com/m4YHAOVdrT
— Mike O'Malley (@GD_MikeO) August 27, 2017
At the time, Earl’s comments were written off as hyperbolic and outlandish. After all, he did also say Tiger would do more than any other man in history to change the course of humanity.
While Tiger’s foundation has done plenty of good, changing the course of humanity seems like a stretch at this point. Sadly, it looks like Earl may have nailed the Major prediction though. If only he said 19.