Woods eyes Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 Majors

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London, Jun 16 (ANI): Ace golfer golfer Tiger Woods has set his sight on beating Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 Majors, and added that the turmoil in his private life has not wrecked his chances of achieving this feat.

Nicklaus thinks that Woods may not get the five he still needs if he does not win either this week's US Open or The Open at St Andrews next month.

Woods, 34, said time is still on his side, and predicted he will still be a leading contender at the Majors well into his 40s, The Sun reports.

"Yes, this is a big year because we're playing on courses where I've been successful in the past - and I like the way they set up for my game. But even if the courses aren't such a great fit for my game, it doesn't mean you cannot win on them," Woods said.

"And you get the same four chances to win every year. Every year is a big year in the Majors and I've got a chance to play in a lot more of them. Guys like Vijay Singh and Kenny Perry have shown you can be very competitive well into your 40s - especially if you look after yourself," he said.

"In the past maybe the guys burnt out earlier because they didn't pace themselves or didn't pay as much attention to fitness as we do now.

"My 14 Majors are all very special to me and of course I want to win more. That isn't going to change because I love the game, I love practising and I love to compete. If that did change I'd have to get the hell out of here," Woods added.

Woods still needs to produce a big performance this week to convince the doubters that he has what it takes to capture five more Major titles, The Sun reports. (ANI)

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