Sorry @iacas, you are right. I forgot about Rory. However, the point still stands. Over the last decade so few people have shown the potential to win more than one major. Today realistically there are three potential challengers to Jack. Rory, Jason and Jordan. Of course more will come in the future but I think the record is safe
Why are long irons so hard to hit? What is a long iron? Given the loft creep, I'd say a long iron is a 2,3,4 or 5 iron. Mid irons are your 6, 7, and 8. Short irons are 9, PW, and GW.
Over the years, the club manufacturers made our 4 irons into 2 irons, 5 irons into 3 irons, and our 7 irons into 5 irons, at least with the loft. Change to graphite shafts and you add more length. So now I know why I hit my 8 iron about the same distance I hit a 6 iron back in 1970 when I was young and played almost every day. It's the loft and club length.
I voted "eventually" because eventually every record falls. Like the person the stat represents, father time always passes them up..
Even if Woody does get 19+ majors, some one will come along and break the new record....eventually.