Arnie says Tiger’s on track for more majors
The swing’s right, the posture’s right and the attitude seems to be on the right track as well.
So the next step is more major championships.
That’s golf legend Arnold Palmer’s observation on Tiger Woods, with Arnie also suggesting Tiger’s on track to catch and pass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships.
Although, as Nicklaus also suggested a few weeks ago, the clock is ticking with Tiger and the opportunity could be ‘fleeting’ with every passing year.
“I give him a chance at the record,” Palmer said.
“[But] he will have to really work hard to keep himself up and keep his mental attitude right if he’s going to do it.”
Yet Arnie did say that he was impressed with Woods’ form this season:
“I think right now, looking at him and watching him play, as I have recently, he looks probably as strong and as good from a golf perspective as I’ve ever seen him,” said The King.
“I think his swing and his posture and his attitude is far better than it’s been in some time.”
Besides Nicklaus’ record, Woods is also within sight of another major milestone – Sam Snead’s record of 82 career US PGA Tour wins.
Woods is already running second on that list with 77 wins and with three of those already added this season is closing fast on ‘Slamming Sam’s’ mark.
“I don’t think there is any question that he can win that many tournaments,” Palmer said.
“I think he can, and I think he probably will.”