Tiger Woods GolfDo you think it’s only a matter of time before Tiger Woods wins another Major championship after his close call at Augusta National and he’ll be in the running to win the 2012 Masters Tournament?

Perhaps you should think again. There’s a distinct possibility that we may have seen the very best of the former world number one. According to golf’s record books, there’s reason to believe Tiger may not only fail to catch Jack Nicklaus’ mark of 18 Majors, but also never add to his tally of 14 Major championships – and the reason is to do with his age. He could be set to join a number of former world-beating golfers who failed to win another Major after the age of 34 ­– and Tiger is now 35.

Believe it or not, that list includes Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones, Seve Ballesteros, Byron Nelson, Young Tom Morris, Johnny Miller, Fuzzy Zoeller, Bernhard Langer and Jose Maria Olazabal, among others.

So if you’re thinking of making some bets for the Open Championship at Sandwich (Royal St Georges), the US Open at Congressional Country club in Maryland, or the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, Tiger should perhaps be avoided. Then again, you know what they say about statistics….