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Tiger Woods vs. Jack Nicklaus: Daydreams of Catching a Legend

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By    |   Friday, 21 Oct 2016 12:55 PM

A crippled Tiger Woods still insists he can catch golf legend Jack Nicklaus' record of winning 18 majors on the PGA tour. Yet he would have to limp through four more tournaments just to tie, and he hasn't been on par healthwise for more than a year.

Woods has always insisted that he could and would eclipse Nicklaus' record, CNN reported, but given the long list of ailments he’s had to deal with dating back to 2008, coupled with his now 14-month absence from the tour, the notion that Woods will catch Nicklaus is quickly fading.

Woods feels differently though, and he just doubled down on the Charlie Rose show.

“To be honest with you, no.”

That's how Woods responded when asked in an interview that aired Thursday on “Charlie Rose: This Week on PBS.” The question pertained to whether Woods still thinks he can get to 18 majors.

But when Rose asked Woods if he had accepted that reality, the 40-year-old laughed, saying “I’ve accepted I’m going to get more.”

Woods also appeared on Thursday night’s airing of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” and ended doubts about wanting to return to the tour, making it clear that his first tournament will be in early December when he takes the first tee at the Hero World Challenge, reported ESPN.

It would be his first PGA appearance in nearly 16 months.

“I’ll be there,” Woods said of the tournament that his foundation hosts every year. “I’m playing.”

While Woods has announced his return to golf, he said there’s a lot of work to be done to get back to playing at a high level again.

“I’m not quite there, where I feel like I can shoot 63s and 64s in tournaments,” he said. “I’m shooting the low rounds at home. But I just don’t quite feel as quite ready to shoot those type scores under tournament conditions.”

While on Colbert’s show, the 11-time PGA Tour Player of the Year provided a few golf reviews for certain presidents he’s played with in the past.

When asked about playing with George H.W. Bush, Woods said the former president was a “fast” golfer, able to finish an 18-hole round in just two hours, Golfweek noted.

As for Bill Clinton, Woods simply said: “Lots of cuts.”

He said President Obama, who has been known to get on the golf course from time to time during his eight years in the White House, hits the golf ball “straight,” but not necessarily long.

Perhaps though, his best answer during the segment was about Donald Trump, when told Colbert, “You said presidents.”

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A crippled Tiger Woods still insists he can catch golf legend Jack Nicklaus' record of winning 18 majors on the PGA tour. Yet he would have to limp through four more tournaments just to tie, and he hasn't been on par healthwise for more than a year.
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