Tiger Woods passing Jack Nicklaus’ in major wins is possible – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says now that Tiger Woods has won the 2019 Masters and his 15th major title he can pass Jack Nicklaus who currently has 18 major wins. Will Cain doesn't see it happening. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC ✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn ► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn ► Follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/f/espn Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com

100+ Comments:

Kwame Poku
Kwame Poku:
Stephen A will you apologize to tiger before making further comments.
Joel Villarreal
Joel Villarreal:
Tiger has 99 problems but winning ain't 1
Alfred Pasly
Alfred Pasly:
How,s the Crow tasting guys? Remember when you all said Tiger wouldn,t win another Major?
Pat L
Pat L:
Everyone doubted him including you Stephen A.


Don't doubt the heart of a Tiger.
German Pereira
German Pereira:
Tiger have to be binge watching all his doubters from all these years on Youtube.
micah white
micah white:
4:11 Dude caught Stephen A slippin 😂
Sinh Quach
Sinh Quach:
If tiger wins another one. He ties Ric Flair lol 16 titles.
Lexicon Prime
Lexicon Prime:
He doesn't have to pass Jack. This win is worth a ton. Tiger inspired a generation of talented, skilled, and the most athletic golfers in history. To beat them is worth more than 1. Its like The Cavs beating golden state. This one is worth about 2 or 3. For perspective, think about how impossible it would be for a 46 year old Jack to beat a 2000s prime Tiger during the Tiger slam...
Alexander Ober
Alexander Ober:
Stephen A is a golf expert now huh
Joseph
Joseph:
these guys make me sick, I wish I could buy that network and call Stephen in my office and have security walk him out
KZ1994able
KZ1994able:
TiiiiiiGERRR!!!???!!!!! **Soulja Boy voice**
Jordan McGinnis
Jordan McGinnis:
Remember when SA tried to sit there and argue tiger wasn't really black.. like wtf, ultimate hater.
Marco Warren
Marco Warren:
ThankYou Will Cain For Calling Out Stephen A's Disrespect and doubts. THANKYOU.
Janus Calara
Janus Calara:
Stephen A pretending not to Hate TW 😅
Codeine Crazy
Codeine Crazy:
Will Cain called Stephen A out lmaoo
Deadass Facts
Deadass Facts:
Stephen A Smith’s credibility is in question. You said that man was done🤦🏾‍♂️
Roger Pinnock
Roger Pinnock:
Remember how "they" talked about him? Maybe you should try to remember how YOU talked about him. There are a plenty of video clips, if you need to refresh your very selective memory.
charlie123866
charlie123866:
imagine how good he would have been had he kept winning instead of being in excile..he would have been close to 40 majors imo.
Roger Pinnock
Roger Pinnock:
Isn't this the same ignorant blowhard who loudly proclaimed that Tiger was done / finished / would never win again? Yep, I thought so.
sean howard
sean howard:
I just want to know How Stephen A Would like his crow served
Walker
Walker:
@2:24 Max inadvertently called golf ⛳ not a real sport. 😂 😂 😂
note2owns
note2owns:
Just as long as Tiger Plays good enough long enough to give us another PGA Tour video game I am okay with his career!!
SoulStatement
SoulStatement:
I said this about about Federer after his knee problem/surgery. Then he won three majors off the jump.
enrique lopez
enrique lopez:
This is all about Tiger and his incredible journey of finding greatness, falling into an emotional abyss of injury and isolation, and coming back to play in the most competitive era of golf to WIN the 2019 The Masters. I'm so happy for this man, watching him hug his family after the victory in Augusta and listening to the hundreds of lucky patrons chanting his name was a thing of beauty. You can't write a better script. This is the greatest achievement in golf so far, period. Stories like these are what motivate people to get out and play golf again! Congrats Tiger Woods!
HaulingAsh
HaulingAsh:
Tiger went through some tough stuff. That's life he's human it happens to all humans. Tiger fought back I have a lot of respect for that. Well played Sir.. well played.
george karam
george karam:
Stephen you lost all credibility when you were adamant that Tiger lost it and will not win again.So pls change your tune and don't try and analyze The Greatest of all time
Colin Clennon
Colin Clennon:
Stephan A I'll give you this that I have not been impressed your all your tiger arguments and in my eyes I see it as your joining the band wagon of all of us who knew Tiger could do it. But when you got called out you became humbled I have respect for that.
Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch:
Tiger Woods is a legend
pendragyn777
pendragyn777:
I didn't think Tiger would win another major. I don't think he will beat or tie Jack. I just don't think there's enough time before age/injury will decide his retirement. Even with golf being an age friendly game. Do I want Tiger to beat Jack? Absolutely! For no other reason than Tiger played a ten year stretch better than any other player in the history of golf. I want him to beat Jack so that there is no doubt he is the best player to ever play golf. Right now I give it to Jack but it's debateable. The other story is his comeback is comparable to Hogan. Maybe not as improbable but pretty damn close. Rooting for you Tiger!
Winston Robinson
Winston Robinson:
Steven A Smith is the laughing stock among the Tiger haters who said he would never win again and was washed up. Go sit in the corner and eat crow Steven A Smith as your attempt to speak favorably of Tiger now is simply pathetic. Thank you to Will for calling Steven A Smith out...priceless.....
Ambassador Ausar
Ambassador Ausar:
Tiger will pass Jack because he is the Goat of golf and it is written. Jack knows this and actually secretly wants this because he is that type of guy. Tiger deserves to be known as the best player in golf history and it will happen eventually.
Kurt Sarachick
Kurt Sarachick:
Yes, now that he has won the Masters again, Tiger Woods has once again inserted himself into the minds of all of the competition. This young crop of talented golfers haven't had to worry about Tiger for years. ... that's over now. ... he's back!
afvro75
afvro75:
These people are complete idiots. Never bet against Tiger Woods. As long as he is alive and still able to hit a golf ball halfway decently don’t ever do it. History has always proven the haters and doubters WRONG! Lol.
ShleepConee -
ShleepConee -:
Greatest Golfer of All Time
Motley Byron
Motley Byron:
"Tiger can't win," "Tiger cannot be elite?" Not only is this the Tiger Wood's era... this is also the "Tom Brady era." Age is less and less of a factor, as long as a person takes care of their health.
Angry Kevin Love
Angry Kevin Love:
Tiger woods made a golf championship more interesting & exciting than the Super Bowl & NBA finals. Respect.
J D
J D:
Nobody:
Stephen A:. TiMe tO sCrEaM!
Daniel Matarazzo
Daniel Matarazzo:
Also, the sports analyst who needs to eat the largest slice of humble pie is without a doubt the Golf channel's Brandle Shamblee...
- 23
- 23:
Tiger should have his hat glued to his head!

Major props tho!!
Kevin Allen
Kevin Allen:
Now after one major win it's possible!? Boy this media changes more than a 2 yr old changes their diaper smh
Marco Warren
Marco Warren:
SCREW THIS. STEVEN A JUMPING BACK ON THE BANDWAGON!
APOLOGIZE...HIS APOLOGY NEEDS TO BE JUST AS LOUD AS THE DISRESPECT.
THIS MAN SAID TIGERS CAREER WAS DONE AND THAT HE SHOULD RETIRE...
Super Mega Foxy Awesome Hot
Super Mega Foxy Awesome Hot:
I remember when the whole "sex addiction" thing went down I didn't actually care about that, I only cared when he fell off in golf
ogp9921
ogp9921:
You can say all day long what you have to say !!! But when I Think "GOLF" Without a Doubt in my mind , Is "Tiger woods " to me with all his trubles and past and Demons on his Shoulders, he's allways been "Golf" it is what it is !!!! Here's to the "Champ" again !!! Welcome back Tiger !!! We all missed you !!! MTGA 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♂️ 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Michael Sklar
Michael Sklar:
Tiger is gonna win another major this year.
1) Best iron player in the world. This is not even up for debate. By a huge margin.
2) Right up there with best chippers in the world. Maybe the best. Remarkable after the chipping yips circa 2015-2016. However, in Tiger's case maybe they were more physiological with his various swing changes and back/knee issues than purely psychological. In any case, he's exceptional there again.
3) Nowhere near the best driver of the ball, but he now has a solid reliable low fade that carries 280-290 that he can hit pretty much any time he needs it under pressure. Which puts him in position for approach shots...see #1.
Milton Butler
Milton Butler:
Molly Qerim Rose Stephen A Smith And Max Kellerman Are Back BAY BAY
Tigerex966
Tigerex966:
Stephen A said he would never when again a major.
kmcar071901
kmcar071901:
Good job Cain for slapping SA and remind him we have evidence he was hating. Hahaa that shut him up
Brian Mcminn
Brian Mcminn:
I'm so happy for him he deserves this moment after all the bullshit
dpistons149
dpistons149:
I can deal with some tiger talk for a while. It will replace the Lebron talk.
True That Boxing
True That Boxing:
Why is Molly looking like Frida Kahlo up in there?
Nae Narine
Nae Narine:
He's got an immense fortitude to succeed.
He will get to 18 majors. And to add salt to injury he will another major at age 46 to match Jack N. one
The Future Is Here
The Future Is Here:
It's definitely back on the table.
He can just play Augusta the next 3 years and just dominate your favorite of the majors
Dareal Blair
Dareal Blair:
Way to break it down Steven A oh, excellent!
D Skinner
D Skinner:
"Hold on.. Timeout to your timeout" lol. classic😂
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2:22 "Athletes, who may have done other things... Who could actually compete in real sports, started picking up golf..."
Max - confirming golf is not a real sport...
aaah tex
aaah tex:
TIGER WILL WIN AT LEAST THREE { 3 } MORE. Why, HE WANTS IT & SO DO WE!
**GOD BLESS BEN HOGAN, JACK NICKLAUS & TIGER WOODS.**
Thank You Gentlemen,,,
Sean Mulholland
Sean Mulholland:
Tiger woods will win all four majors this year... mark my words
Smite Stuff
Smite Stuff:
Golf is by far the toughest sport I’ve ever played, and I’ve played all of them.
J C
J C:
Stephen is such a flip flopper
Goes from saying he won’t win his 15th to now at 43 years old Tiger is going to win 4 more (3 to tie)

Tiger is back, but he’s not back back. When he doesn’t win another major this year or next year everyone will be out on him again. Then he’ll win the 2021 masters and everyone will be talking about him catching Jack again after spending 2020 counting him out
John Napolitana
John Napolitana:
From his mugshot18 months ago to winning the Masters he was amazing in doing that unreal TIGER
mlhm5
mlhm5:
Agree with Stephan A. Smith. The physical comeback was impressive, however, IMO the psychological comeback was even greater.
Jamil Johnson
Jamil Johnson:
Woods is back wish the best move in forward champion
Vine Wood
Vine Wood:
Runnerup in last years PGA Championship, hell he coulda had 2 Majors in just the last 8 months...
keath gordon
keath gordon:
Tiger don't need to prove himself anymore man he don't
Sean Gearhart
Sean Gearhart:
He may be shy of the major record outright but he has Jack by 8 PGA tour victories so by sheer victory count, he's the best next to Sam Snead. And zero disrespect to Jack. He is and always will be a legend!
Chamba Nairobi
Chamba Nairobi:
GOLF is a sport TIGER WOODS plays. Without Tiger... what sport are we speaking of?
Justin Stevenson
Justin Stevenson:
I agree with Steven A. The first one's the hardest; Trump 2020!
Ronnie Tee
Ronnie Tee:
Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer that ever lived. Just ask Jack.
Anthony Coles
Anthony Coles:
Stephen A is A FN* CLOWN, HE WAS LOUD WITH SAYING HE WAS DONE.. PERIOD... HE'S AN A** HOLE.
Geoff Thompson
Geoff Thompson:
Tiger has a shot now. He has 3 more shots at a green jacket before Nicklaus' final major win at 46 years old.
Jim SV
Jim SV:
Hey Will, Tiger almost won 2 majors last year. He’s going to concentrate and peak during the majors.
Robert Holley
Robert Holley:
His short game... GONE his health.... GONE. Remember that Stephen? Keep on dodging your past comments bud.
Pico Manengo
Pico Manengo:
Will just exposed tf outta Stephen A 💀💀😂
vashthestampede11
vashthestampede11:
Tiger at 60% of what he was in his dominant self is still as good or better than any of the guys on tour. Not even close.

I'm not saying he will catch Jack, but Tiger is so much more talented than anyone in the field. Him in 1997-2005 was absolutely insane.
Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee:
All these sportscasters are two-faced they were talking so much negative stuff about tiger saying he was done now back on the bandwagon LOL
Coach C The Sports Guru
Coach C The Sports Guru:
First off... SAS owes an apology. 2nd, passes Jack or not, Tiger is cemented as the best golfer of all time. 3rd, the hypocrisy of the way he was treated... I'm sure this is truly sweet for Tiger.
Bobbie Gatimu
Bobbie Gatimu:
This guy is just loud....big mistake we will never forget what you said about TW.....
Scott Bridges
Scott Bridges:
Tiger gotta shave that head man...🤦‍♂️
RadioFlyer
RadioFlyer:
Stephen A was just repeating what Ricky Fowler said after the Master when asked about Tiger and the record, "the first one was always going to be the hardest"
William Fout
William Fout:
Tiger's not catching Jack Nicklaus--no one is catching anybody after a 15-year dry spell!
mwangi1t
mwangi1t:
@Stephen A is full of hot air! And I'm being kind.
Joseph
Joseph:
Loud mouth MF! love how they back track!
Rishard Louverture
Rishard Louverture:
These Guys are politicians 🤦🏽‍♂️
Joshua Morgan
Joshua Morgan:
Only a matter of time before he is the number 1 major winner in golf history. The cream always will rise to the top. It's going to be even sweeter now. Because he is mentally tougher than every other player on the course. Stay tuned
Uriel Riley
Uriel Riley:
Yes especially if he gets introduced to the natural healing #Urhealing . Tiger can get 25 majors
John Pena
John Pena:
Stephen A. is so loud. Like for what?
C D
C D:
Stephen A just admit you were wrong man... Sickening listening to him try to twist what he had said. I agree with the last part tho. Who stands in Tigers way? Who can really beat him lol
Jacques Laubscher
Jacques Laubscher:
Is his microphone working? Why is he shouting? too much coffee?
Peggy Jensen
Peggy Jensen:
Stephen big “A” u owe Tiger an apology!
micro chungus
micro chungus:
Umm. Golf not a real sport, EXXXXCUSSSE MEEEE.
D. DYO
D. DYO:
Smh - Loud A. Smith is acting like he didn't write Tiger Woods off.
D B
D B:
Tiger so amazing going to be a legend but what's that joke about using a tee to drive his cucu?
Gabriel Arnett
Gabriel Arnett:
Congrats Tiger for winning your 5th Majors..
Tawanda Shonhiwa
Tawanda Shonhiwa:
Will "You're in the video" Cain :) savage
Worldwide Wyatt
Worldwide Wyatt:
I think he might match Jack, but I don't think he'll pass him.
Clinton Barros
Clinton Barros:
Why does Stephan A make it sound like a sermon lol
Shaun Lowe
Shaun Lowe:
Idk Stephen A. I love me some Tiger. Tried 2 see him in person once in Md. But he backed out of the tournament at the last min. An I agree getting over the hump is a big part of it. But he's old, & dealing with the aftermath from several serious injuries. And he got astoundingly lucky? 4 younger better players chocked on the same hole. That won't happen again. And the intimidation factor is gone. It's just not there anymore with these younger guys. Because they've all beat him.
Kory2169
Kory2169:
Stephen a smith, golf expert
ron Chad
ron Chad:
Before Steven Smith shouts over others about tiger's future wins , he should admit he was wrong in his repeated predictions that woods would never again, let alone a major.
More often than not, Steven A. Smith sounds like a fish-monger barking like a dog than a sports analyst.
deeban shajahan
deeban shajahan:
if tiger woods was a Dr Dre fan he will be like


"They want to know if i still got it
they say Golf changed
they wanna know how i feel about it
Tiger woods is the name
i am ahead my game
i am Still Swinging,
i am Still Driving,
i am Still the finest iron player,

i Still can pitch it n chip it,
i Still can putt it,
i Still got love for Game,
Since i left ain't too much changed."

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