Woods: Jack’s record the goal

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Tiger Woods admits that his ultimate goal is to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors.

The former world number one returns to competitive golf this weekend at Congressional, where he hopes to get his game in order ahead of the Open Championship, and you can track Tiger’s betting odds for the Quicken Loans National at PaddyPower.

Woods revealed that he had initially penned in Royal Liverpool as his return, but his accelerated recovery process allowed him to compete earlier.

“If this wasn’t the foundation and our impact that we can have with kids, I probably would not have played (this week),” said the 14 time Major winner.

“I healed extremely fast, thanks to my physios, and all my nutrition and all the different things that we did. Obviously, I’m going to get stronger as time goes on.

“Winning is the ultimate goal. It’s just that it’s going to be a little bit harder this time. I just haven’t had the amount of preps and reps that I would like, but I’m good enough to play and I am going to give it a go.”

While Woods hasn’t won a Major since 2008, winning at least four more is still at the top of his priorities.

“Expectations don’t change…that’s the ultimate goal,” admitted the 38-year-old.

“It’s just that it’s going to be a little bit harder this time but I’m good enough to play and I’m going to give it a go. I’m actually probably ahead of schedule where everyone thought I would be at.

“It has been a very, very long time, probably a good two years since I’ve felt this way. We all thought the British Open would be my first event back but I healed fast and I’m going to get stronger as time goes on.

“All the strengthening exercises I’ve done throughout the years have paid off and have allowed me to get back quicker and to get back to this point.”

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