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#pounditTuesday, May 21, 2024

Tiger Woods believes he will win more majors than Jack Nicklaus


Tiger Woods is still working to get his game back to where he feels it needs to be before he returns to the PGA Tour, but he does not believe he is running out of time to catch Jack Nicklaus. In fact, Tiger still thinks he can pass Jack.

In a rare sit-down interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, Woods was asked if he believes he will reach 18 major championships. His response was vintage Tiger.

Rose: Do you believe you’ll get 18 majors?

Woods: To be honest with you, no.

Rose: You don’t?

Woods: No.

Rose: You’ve accepted that?

Woods: I’ve accepted I’m going to get more.

For what it’s worth, Woods laughed after he said the last part. However, anyone who knows how obsessed he has been his entire life with breaking Nicklaus’ record knows he may actually believe it.

Tiger will turn 41 in December. Plenty of golfers have won majors when they were much older than that (Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters at 46), and guys like Phil Mickelson are older than Woods and still playing at an extremely high level. But, as we know, health has been a major issue for Tiger.

Is there any way Woods can win four or five more majors? Probably not. I mean, you did see those swings he took while practicing a few months back, right? That said, there’s no reason Tiger can’t get back to playing at a high level if he can stay healthy. That’s a big if.


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