Tiger Woods spent time answering questions prior to the Honda Classic and admitted that his quest to beat Jack Nicklaus record of Majors is going to take time.
The 14-time Major winner took lots of questions about his run-up to Augusta and The Masters, as well as questions regarding his current form, and when asked about his bid to beat Nicklaus’ all-time record of 18 Majors, he remained defiant that it could be done.
“It takes time,” said Woods. ” It’s exciting. It’s taken an entire career to do it. It’s going to take a while. Jack [Nicklaus] didn’t do it overnight.”
Woods’ focus on Nicklaus’ record remains the same as it was when he was winning Majors on a regular basis, despite not notching one of the four treasured ‘big ones’ since the 2008 US Open.
And it was clear that second-place finishes are not of interest to the 36-year-old. “I grew up in sports and I don’t understand wanting to finish second when you can come first.”
The Honda Classic starts tomorrow and Rory McIlroy tees off as the 7/1 favourite.