Tiger 'absolutely' aiming for Jack's major record


NASSAU, Bahamas – Three rounds into the most anticipated comeback of his career, Tiger Woods still has his eyes set on the biggest prizes in golf.

Woods has been stuck on 14 career majors for nearly nine years, a drought that included the last 15 months, during which he failed to hit a competitive shot. He missed all four majors this year for the first time as a professional.

But after a third-round 70 at the Hero World Challenge that left him alone in 10th place at 8 under, Woods reiterated that his goal is still to pass Jack Nicklaus’ career haul of 18 major titles.

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“Absolutely,” Woods said. “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t feel like I can play at the highest level. I have too much pride.”

Woods will turn 41 next month, a line of delineation past which only four players have won multiple majors – and none more than three by Old Tom Morris.

But Woods has a long history of breaking on-course records, and he maintains that the biggest record in the game remains within reach.

“I know if I can’t prepare to play at this level anymore, I won’t do it,” he said. “But I know I can.”