Tiger Woods hasn’t been at the top of his game recently, but Jack Nicklaus says Woods still has time to shine.
According to Reuters, Nicklaus was optimistic about the 39-year-old Woods’ chances to add to his collection of major titles when he spoke to the media on Wednesday.
“Tiger’s had a great career, and I don’t think his career is over,” Nicklaus said. “He’s had a little lull in his career and we’ll see what happens from here. I had lulls in my career, too … I came back from that and I think Tiger may do the same.”
Woods has been stuck on 14 major titles since he won the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008, which leaves him second on the all-time list, four majors shy of Nicklaus’ record 18. As Nicklaus pointed out, however, he had his own extended gaps between major titles, including a six-year major drought before his come-from-behind victory at the 1986 Masters.
Following a winless 2014 season that saw him undergo back surgery and struggles with his swing, Woods announced that he would begin his 2015 campaign at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix, Ariz. at the end of January.