Tiger Woods aims for December comeback … and Jack Nicklaus’s record

  • Former world No1 has not played competitively since August 2015
  • 14-time major champion says he has been slowed by age

Tiger Woods, beset by injuries and the decline of his playing career, appears to have at least one person who still believes in him. And that person is Tiger Woods. In an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS on Thursday night, the former world No1 said he is targeting an imminent return to golf as well as more victories in the majors.

Woods has not played competitively since August 2015 after three separate operations on his back, and pulled out of a planned return earlier this month after describing his game as “vulnerable”. But he told Rose on Thursday that he is “hoping to come back in December”. Rose then asked Woods if he expected to equal Jack Nicklaus’s record total of 18 majors. “No … I’ve accepted I’m going to get more,” Woods replied. Woods’s last victory in a major was at the 2008 US Open, the 14th major title of his career.

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