Woods can still beat my record: Nicklaus

London: Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has said Tiger Woods is ``not going to go away`` and can still beat his record for major championships.

He said Tiger has to get "the five inches between his ears squared out" before he can continue his run at history.

"I mean Tiger has a great work ethic, he`s a great competitor, the most talented kid on the planet right now. He`s not going to go away," a leading daily quoted Nicklaus, as saying.

Nicklaus, of course, never had Woods` troubles or had gone as long without winning at a similar stage of his career. Nicklaus went winless in 79, when he was 39, four years older than Woods is now.

He won two majors in 1980 and went winless in 81, 83 and 85 before winning the 1986 Masters at age 46 for No. 18 and to bring the number of his PGA Tour victories up to 73, the paper said.

Woods suffered a setback after his knee surgery, and extra-marital affairs that marred his career immensely. Although he made a comeback, he has not been able to gain back his original form.


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