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Tiger latest notable over-40 champion in sports history

Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40 champions:

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 at the ages of 40 and 41.

— Tom Brady: The NFL quarterback Lead the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams in February at 41 years of age.

— Chris Chelios: Helped the Detroit Red Wings win the NHL Stanley Cup in 2002 at age 40.

— Dale Earnhardt: The NASCAR driver won two Winston Cup titles in 1993 and 1994 at the age of 42 and 43.

— George Foreman: He became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1994 at 45 years old by knocking out Michael Moorer.

— Ben Hogan: Won three golf majors over the age of 40, including the Masters, U.S. Open and the British Open.

— Jack Nicklaus: The Golden Bear is the most obvious comparable to Woods. He won the 1986 Masters at 46 years old. It was his 18th and final major victory.

— Dave Winfield: Won a World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 at age 41.

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