Destiny?
November 11, 2020

Masters 2020: The freaky Tiger Woods-Jack Nicklaus stat that calls for a Tiger repeat this week

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Andy Lyons

Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus will forever be linked, but a certain Masters stat involving the two that's come to light is downright freaky. And if you believe in such things, then you might want to plunk a few dollars down on Woods successfully defending his green jacket this week.

The eerie nugget comes from Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee, who noticed some eerie similarities between Jack's fabled win in 1986 and Woods' attempt to match him with a sixth Masters title of his own.

Mind. Blown. That's why Golf Channel pays you the big bucks, Brandel!

Of course, there are some key differences as well. At 46 in 1986, Nicklaus was two years older than Woods is now. And what made his sixth win so special was that it came after an 11-year gap between his last green jacket. Woods already ended his decade-plus drought in majors (and 14 years at Augusta) last year.

Obviously, a lot has to happen for this to come to fruition. Still, it's pretty wild. And suddenly, Tiger Woods at 45-to-1 odds doesn't seem so crazy …