It is the number that everyone agrees makes Jack Nicklaus the greatest golfer in history
It is the number that Tiger Woods must surpass if he hopes to be known as the best golfer to ever walk the fairways.
Currently, Woods sits at 14 majors. He has been stuck there for some time.
Woods' one goal in golf has been to beat Nicklaus' record.
"From well before I turned pro, that's what I've had my eyes set on in terms of golf... I absolutely want to do it. The benchmark and gold standard in this sport is 18," Woods explains.
The last time Woods won a major championship was three years ago at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Since then Woods has been through at least one knee surgery, one swing coach and one marriage.
With all of those trials and tribulations, critics have argued Woods has no chance to surpass Nicklaus.
Put simply, the critics are wrong.
Heck, even Jack Nicklaus says, "I assume that he'll get his focus back on what he's doing, and he will probably pass my record."
It's safe to say that if it was not his own record Nicklaus was referring to, the "probably" would not be in the previous quote.