Record major winner Jack Nicklaus still believes Tiger Woods is the man to break his record of eighteen major titles while United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has no hesitation about making Woods one of three wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup – but both these claims come in with the caveat whether the former world number one is healthy.
Although Nicklaus doesn’t have any idea when the former world number one will be able to return to the course, he has no doubts that a fully fit Tiger Woods is the only man capable enough of overtaking him to become the man with the most major honors.
Woods, who last won a major title at the US Open in 2008, has confirmed that he will be skipping the event this year after failing to recover adequately from a back injury that had been troubling for the last couple of season and according to Golden Bear, the American wants to return as soon as he possibly can because he really misses the game.
Nicklaus went on to add that if he is healthy enough, Tiger Woods has got the quality to play the premium golf for the next ten years with ease.
He added that if that be the case, then he would get a chance to play in forty major tournaments and he just needs five wins to surpass him and so, there is no doubt in his mind that he will race past him in the record books.
Watson meanwhile added that there is no doubt that he will make Tiger one of his wildcard picks if he is healthy and playing well. But he added that Woods himself doesn’t know when he can fully recover and play competitive golf again and that can make the plans go awry a bit.