Clearly frustrated by his lack of success in the tournaments that mean everything to him, Tiger Woods is looking to get back on track at the 94th PGA Championship.
Tiger is going through the longest dry-spell, in terms of major wins, of his entire career. There have been 17 majors since his last success, the 2008 US Open.
“I’ve played in three majors this year and didn’t win any of them,” Tiger said. “Things have progressed but not winning a major doesn’t feel very good.”
Jack Nicklaus‘ record must be toying with his mind, but Woods answered questions on the subject in typically defiant fashion at yesterday’s press conference.
“Jack didn’t finish his until he was 46, so if you go by that timetable I’ve got 10 more years. That’s 40 more majors, so I’ve got plenty of time,” he said.
“With the training regimes we have now and seeing guys play well, you could get on the right golf course and contend. You see what happened with Tom [Watson] being 59 [and coming second at the 2009 Open], Greg [Norman] almost did it at Birkdale at 53, so we can play late in our careers.”
What’s more, Woods seems to have shaken off the injuries that have plagued him over the past couple of seasons.
He added: “This year I’ve won three tournaments, and it’s been a pretty good year. I’ve been in there with a chance to win a few more. Physically my game is way different than what it was last year. It’s been nice to be able to practice after each round, to have that option. That wasn’t the case last year.”
If anyone has the drive to prove the doubters wrong, it is Woods. In many experts’ eyes, he is the greatest player to ever grace the world of golf, and all in South Carolina will be willing him on as he mounts a challenge for his 15th major.