18-YEAR SPAN BETWEEN FIRST AND LAST VICTORIES
This puts Els third behind Nicklaus (24 years) and Player (19), and ahead of Harry Vardon (18), Ray Floyd (17), Lee Trevino, Julius Boros and Hale Irwin (16). History shows these eight to be outliers. Winning majors seldom extends beyond a 10-year period. Even Tiger Woods went only 11 years.