Woods bullish about Nicklaus record

Tiger Woods believes he still has it in him to break Jack Nicklaus' long-standing record of 18 majors. 

This is despite the 14-time major winner having yet to return to competitive golf after a series of back surgeries. 

In a revealing interview with Chris Rose on PBS, Woods was asked the almost obligatory question about the major record…

Woods: To be honest with you, no.
Rose: You don't?
Woods: No.
Rose: You’ve accepted that?
Woods: I've accepted I'm going to get more.

Admittedly, there were some laughs from Woods following his response, but he confirmed later that he was intent on breaking the record.

At 40 years of age, time is undoubtedly running out for Woods. Even the legendary Nicklaus only managed one major win in his forties, winning the 1986 Masters at 46.

"I looked up to him, I looked at his record," continued Woods.
"I wouldn't say I lusted for his record. I just think that was the gold standard because he had won the most majors and the second-most Tour events. And here he is at 18."

The former world number one recently pulled out of the Safeway Open at the 11th hour, but has pencilled in a return date in the first week of December for the Hero World Challenge.