Tiger Woods has said he won’t be content with equalling Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins and is intent on breaking it.
The former world number one has already won fourteen majors wins, but his prolonged dip in form over the past two years has led many to believe the days of Woods dominating golf are over.
However Woods, who is currently outside the world’s top 50, feels he has come through the worst of his problems and is confident that with changes to his swing and renewed energy, he can make the climb back to the top in 2012.
"Actually, five," Woods said in response to whether he felt he could get the four majors needed to equal Nicklaus' record.
"I'm not concerned about catching. The goal this entire summer was to get healthy enough so I can practice, so I can actually go out there and implement the changes.
“We've been band-aiding it for so long, that it was nice to finally start lifting properly, start getting the body feeling explosive again, all these things that I haven't been able to do.
“Then the gloves were taken off and it was, okay, go practice. I said, 'really?' 'Do whatever you want. You're healthy enough to go ahead and do it'. That's when it was cool.
He added: "Going out there and being able to play 54 holes a day, 36 holes minimum, that's cool, because I hadn't done that. I hadn't done that in years.
“That's how I'm able - that's how I've always been able in the past to get my playing instinct before I go play. It's just play a bunch of holes, do my practice, do my work, and then go play a ton. I hadn't been able to do that. Now I can."
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