Tiger Latest Notable Over-40 Champion in Sports History
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-04-15
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AUGUSTA, Georgia — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40 champions:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 at the ages of 40 and 41.
Tom Brady: The NFL quarterback Lead the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams in February at 41 years of age.
Chris Chelios: Helped the Detroit Red Wings win the NHL Stanley Cup in 2002 at age 40.
Dale Earnhardt: The NASCAR driver won two Winston Cup titles in 1993 and 1994 at the age of 42 and 43.
George Foreman: He became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1994 at 45 years old by knocking out Michael Moorer.
Ben Hogan: Won three golf majors over the age of 40, including the Masters, U.S. Open and the British Open.
Jack Nicklaus: The Golden Bear is the most obvious comparable to Woods. He won the 1986 Masters at 46 years old. It was his 18th and final major victory.
Dave Winfield: Won a World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 at age 41.