Miller believes 40-year-old Woods can win again
Tiger Woods is on his way back to golf…and at least one of the experts says he is far from done.
In fact two-time major champion, American Johnny Miller suggests there could be as many as six or eight wins left in Woods yet.
Tiger Woods (Credit: Anthony Powter)
That would also see Tiger, with 79 PGA Tour wins already in the “bank” pass the late Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82 Tour wins.
And Miller says that is well within Tiger’s scope – if he can get the ball in play off the tee and leave the rest to his supreme iron play and wonderful putting.
Miller suggested that, at 40, Woods was still young enough to content.
“His body is not worn out,” Miller told The Golf Channel. “He’s had his humps and bumps.
“If he’s going to come back and play some kind of a schedule, you cannot count Tiger Woods out.”
“They always say a great fighter, a boxer, always has at least one more great fight in him, and I think he has more than one great fight.”
“I really pick him to win six or eight tournaments in the second career…at least that’s my feeling.”
Naturally it will be a tall order if Woods is to succeed. He has not won since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational more than three years ago.
And although he did win five times in 2013, it is now eight years since Tiger last won a major championship, the 2008 US Open.
No doubt there are exciting times ahead after Woods revealed he would return to golf in The Safeway at Silverado in Napa California next month.
He’ll follow that up with the Turkish Open in the first week of November and then the Hero World Challenge, an event he hosts annually which will be played in The Bahamas in the first week of December.
“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do,” Tiger said.
“Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.”
“I’m looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I’m also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall.”
Miller says the start will be vital to Woods’ chances.
“If he just gets a good first round, get some confidence, he can springboard from there.” Miller said.
“Everybody is pulling for him. It’s going to be quite an amazing thing to have him come back from this long layoff.”
“We better have some extra rooms for all these people who are going to show up.”