Jack Nicklaus: Tiger Woods has time to equal my record

Elena Summers
September 28, 2018

"That, I think, is key to all this". "It is a time to go out and play". The pair was all smiles after Woods sealed the deal at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

But the USA captain mischievously suggested that the joyful reception the gathered team had for the victor was for someone else entirely.

Earlier, overnight co-leader Woods was left to scramble on the front nine as a series of errant drives put him in hard positions, but he scrapped to stay even for the front nine and five-under overall.

The two-panel Instagram ad plays on the uncertainty of Woods' comeback.

Much of that was put down to his singular, often aloof attitude in the past that did not lend itself to a team environment.

He looked like the Woods of old by leading the final 36 holes of the Tour Championship, not letting anyone near him until it was too late, a vintage performance made all the more remarkable by four back surgeries and a future that looked bleak only a year ago.

"I just can't believe I pulled this off", an emotional Woods said in a green-side interview televised on CBS. I've played a lot of the matches.

"I've been sitting on 79 (wins) for five years now".

Rose now heads to Le Golf National in Paris where he will star in his fourth consecutive Ryder Cup for Team Europe.

"I think it's special for him now to kind of join these younger players as a team-mate".


"I know what Sergio stands for and I know what he brings to this team, and I've said it all along - he's an integral part of what we are and who we are".

As Tiger Woods strode down the 18th fairway at Atlanta's East Lake club, thousands of baying fans following close behind, the world of golf and beyond was once again in thrall to the United States star.

It's an unbelievable turn of fortunes and here we look at other sporting superstars, individuals and teams, who have delivered the goods when all seemed lost. "It was great for the greater aspect of the game".

NBC's coverage of the Tour Championship earned a 5.2 overnight rating. After Sunday's victory, he will likely be ranked 13th in the world after his seventh top-10 finish in 18 starts in 2018.

"I kept saying 'Hey, I could still play this out of bounds.' But once I got the ball on the green I gave (caddie) Joey (LaCava) a high five because I knew it was done". "I thought it was pretty cool, and I went to the driving range the next day". Sergio is the type of guy that sometimes needs that little boost of feeling like things are going his way. "We are one group of people that has one goal".

"He's in a good place".

This felt just as big as a major, maybe better considering where Woods had been. Then the Tiger effect will have had a negative impact on Bjorn and his European team.

"[But] coming into this week, these are 24 of the best players in the world and this tournament has its history and it's a great battle and it is 12 against 12".

While most say this validates his comeback, Woods believes that just being able to live a life without pain was the real comeback.

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