Tiger Woods on Breaking Jack Nicklaus Major Record
Last week, Tiger Woods abruptly announced that he would not be competing at the Safeway Open, stating that he did not feel his game was good enough to compete with PGA pros. This is not to say that he was getting out of competitive golf, in fact, Tiger Woods recently told CBS during an interview that he was planning on returning to competitive golf as early as this December.
“I’m hoping to come back in December,” said Woods
“I miss being out there. I miss competing. I miss mixing it up with the boys and coming down the stretch.
“I like beating those guys. That’s why I practise all those hours, to be ready to take on those guys down the stretch. And do I miss it? Absolutely, 100 per cent.”
In the interview, Woods responded confidently when asked if the thought he would beat Jack Nicklaus major record.
“To be honest with you, no, I’ve accepted I’m going to get more.” Woods said.
“Jack was always one of my heroes. I looked up to him, I looked at his record. That was the gold standard.
Woods has faced incredible challenges throughout his career, on and off the course. While he is happy about his career decisions and the achievements he has accomplished owing to those decisions, he regrets only one thing.
“All the things I’ve been through are tough, yes.They’ve been tough, but they’ve been great for me, but I wish I would’ve gone one more year at Stanford.” Woods said.
The 40-year old, had enrolled at Stanford in 1994 after an impressive amateur career. While at Standford, Woods became the first golfer to win 3 Amateur titles. He turned pro in 1996 and never looked back.
Woods had been wanting to come back to competitive sport 14 months after his back surgeries, but he felt that his game was not up to par to compete. Woods admitted that at the age of 40, it was difficult to be able to do the things he did when he was younger.
“To be at my age now, at 40 years old, I’m the first one to admit I can’t do the things I used to be able to do. Woods said.
Most people can’t at my age, versus when they were younger. I have to find different ways to go about it.
“I’m naturally a tactician. Even when I was hitting the ball long and blowing over the top of bunkers, that was the strategy. And so, I used my mind, and then eventually the method I used allowed me to master my craft.
“I know how to get it done. I just need to get into a position to get it done.”
Tiger Woods tenacity to return to competitive golf and hopefully beat Jack Nicklaus 18 major record is something he is fired up for and at the look of things; he does not intend to give up until he has accomplished his goal.
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