Tiger Woods Determined To Break Nicklaus’s Record 18 Majors
Tiger Woods joined Charlie Rose on PBS for an interview that aired Thursday night, saying that he believes he will surpass Jack Nicklaus’s record 18 majors.
Rose, of course, brought up Nicklaus during the interview, prodding Woods to compare himself to the legendary golfer most consider to be the greatest player of all time.
Here’s how the exchange went down:
Rose: “Do you believe you’ll get 18 majors?”
Woods: “To be honest with you, no.”
Rose: “You don’t?”
Rose: “You’ve accepted that?”
Woods: “I’ve accepted I’m going to get more.”
The two kind of laughed it off and moved along in the interview, but that was the first time Tiger has said that he will break Nicklaus’s record of 18 major tournament wins.
Tiger currently sits at 14 major wins, with his last coming in 2008 at the U.S. Open. The 40-year-old golfer believes he still has at least five more left in him. (RELATED: Tiger Woods Withdraws From PGA Event)
Tiger has been on a hiatus from competition for a little over a year now after multiple back surgeries. Woods hoped to make his return at the Safeway Open in Napa earlier this month, but withdrew claiming his game was “vulnerable and not where it needs to be.”
In the interview with Rose, Woods confirmed that he will return to competition at the Hero World Challenge in December.