Tiger Woods believes Jack Nicklaus’ major record is ‘certainly still attainable’

Despite not competing in a PGA Tour event since the summer of last year, former world No. 1 Tiger Woods continues to have his eyes on the record books. Specifically, Woods believes the record for most majors wins — held by the legendary Jack Nicklaus — is still within reach.

Woods discussed the record at media day for the Quicken Loans National, when he acknowledged he is “progressing nicely” as he recovers from injuries.

There is currently no timetable for his return, but Woods believes the record is “still attainable.”

“(Jack Nicklaus’) major championship record is certainly still attainable,” Woods said, via The Score. “I got him on the regular ones already. But the major one is certainly up there. (Sam Snead’s tournament wins record) I’d like to get as well. I’m No. 2 on both lists. It’d be nice to end up at (No. 1) on both lists.

“That’s a long way away, because it’s going to take time to get to that point. But hopefully I can get out here and compete at that high level, and maintain that level.”

Tiger Woods, 40, currently sits at 14 major victories. With four more wins, he would tie Nicklaus’ record of 18.

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