Oregon and Ohio State are preparing to meet Monday night for the college football playoff national championship. But which team can boast about being the best on the golf course? We break down the numbers for you.
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PGA TOUR VICTORIES
Ohio State: 119 wins (Jack Nicklaus 73, Tom Weiskopf 16, John Cook 11, Joey Sindelar 7, Jerry McGee 4, Ed Sneed 4, Ted Tryba 2, Chris Perry 1, Chris Smith 1)
Oregon: 16 wins (Peter Jacobsen 7, Ben Crane 5, Tom Shaw 4)
MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WON
Ohio State: Two words: Golden Bear. Enough said. Add Weiskopf's 1973 Open victory just to pile on
Oregon: Jacobsen has six top-10 finishes in majors, including a pair of thirds in the PGA Championship, although he has won the U.S. Senior Open and Senior Players Championship. Crane's best major finish is a tie for ninth in the 2004 PGA Championship.
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Ohio State: Cook won the senior event at Pebble Beach and finished 22nd in Champions Tour standings. Sindelar had one top-10 finish on the Champions Tour.
Oregon: Crane won the FedEx St. Jude Classic by one stroke over Troy Merritt, capping a season in which he recorded two top-10s and finished 60th in the FedExCup standings. Jacobsen had one top-10 finish and was 56th in the Champions Tour standings.
Ohio State: Cook is the all-time money leader for Ohio State alumni with $12.6 million earned. Nicklaus is a distant fourth at $5.7 million, which tells you a lot about the exponential rise in purse money in recent years. Nicklaus made $33.33 in his first pro tournament, an amount that probably wouldn't cover lunch at the course now.
Oregon: Crane has earned $19.3 million in 14 seasons on the PGA Tour, and at 38, is still going strong.