With the conclusion of this year’s Masters, it is safe to say that Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major championships will stand for years to come.

Tiger Woods looked like he could break the record, but his lack of performance takes him out of the race. He has not won a major since the 2007 PGA, and the future is looking dim. He is not only fighting emotional problems from the breaking up of his marriage, he is slowly breaking down physically.

Couple those issues with all the great young players, e.g. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith, and you can close the book that Tiger will win five more majors to top Jack Nicklaus. Jack also has 19 second- place finishes, 48 top three finishes, 56 top five finishes and 73 top 10 finishes. Jack remains the greatest player in the history of golf.

Ed Gilligan

Marsh Hawk Lane

Kiawah Island