‘It’s realistic’: Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods has a chance to catch his major record
For so long over the last couple of years, the question surrounding Tiger Woods was, “Can he win again?”
Well, after Sunday’s triumph at the Tour Championship, that’s been answered. Now you know what question is coming next.
Jack Nicklaus called into the Golf Channel Sunday night to reflect on Woods’s win, and of course he was asked if Woods has a realistic chance of catching Nicklaus’s record of 18 major titles.
“Oh, I think its realistic,” Nicklaus said. “With today’s equipment and physically the way the guys take care of themselves, I think they can play well into their 50s. So maybe Tiger has another 40 majors to play. Out of 40 majors can he win five of them? I don’t know, certainly I think he’s playing well enough. It depends on how much he wants to work at it and how interested he is and how long he wants to make a commitment to do that.”
Woods hasn’t won a major since 2008, but he’s already the favorite to win the 2019 Masters. Augusta National in April can’t get here soon enough.
“He played like the Tiger of old, and I’m really happy for him,” Nicklaus said.