Comparing Jordan Spieth's record to Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus
By Ali Stafford at Royal Birkdale
Last Updated: 24/07/17 10:03pm
Jordan Spieth's convincing victory at Royal Birkdale has once again seen him compared with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, but how does his record stand up alongside the sport's all-time greats?
The 23-year-old secured a three-shot win at The Open to join Nicklaus as the only players in the modern era to have registered three major titles before turning 24.
Spieth, who turns 24 on Thursday, now has 11 PGA Tour titles - three more than the Golden Bear had achieved by the same age but two fewer than Woods had registered.
The American was quick to play down any comparisons to Woods after his dramatic victory at last month's Travelers Championship, despite his record sharing noticeable similarities to the 14-time major champion's early career.
Sky Sports' Butch Harmon has likened Spieth to Woods after his convincing display in the North West, his third win of 2017, but how do the stats compare between golf's greatest names?
We've crunched the numbers to take a closer look at what each of the players had achieved before turning 24...
Golf before 24
|Jordan Spieth||Jack Nicklaus||Tiger Woods||Rory McIlroy|
|Date of birth||27/07/93||15/01/40||30/12/75||04/05/89|
|PGA Tour victories||11||8||13||6|
|Major top 10s||7||8||7||6|
|Major missed cuts||3||4||1||3|
|Highest world ranking||1||N/A||1||1|
|Ryder Cup appearances||2||0||2||2|
|PGA Tour money earnings||$32,584,648||$161,909||$10,525,535||$14,311,103|