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Woods still fancies major record

2nd December 2019, 19:15 by Neil Foster

Tiger Woods is convinced he can match Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major wins despite age catching up with him.

The former world number one - now seventh in the standings - secured his 15th major in April when winning a fifth Masters title.

It ended an 11-year wait for another major after the Florida resident had raced to 14 by dominating proceedings for the best part of a decade.

In addition to five Green Jackets, the man who turns 44 on December 30 has four US PGA Championships, three US Opens and three Open Championship titles to his name.

It has been a remarkable comeback from the veteran, who had slipped to 656th in the world rankings at the end of the 2017 campaign after multiple back and knee surgeries.

Woods felt his career was over before a successful 2018 but, now with another major under his belt plus two further PGA Tour titles, he seems upbeat about the future.

When asked is he felt Nicklaus's record was still in reach, he replied: "I think it is. Obviously I have to do everything right like I did at Augusta.

"I have to have all the pieces come together, but who knows?"

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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