Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie has adamantly stated that there is no way world number one Tiger Woods will break Jack Nicklaus’ record of major wins at the end of his career.
The American was on his way to matching the legendary golfer’s record of 18 wins in major championships when he claimed his 14th major title back in 2008 but he is yet to win a single major title since his highly publicized fall from grace, both on the course and off it.
And although he has climbed back to the top of the Official Golf World Rankings, Tiger has failed to display any of the killer instinct or the class that were on show on a regular basis during his all conquering days and has often displayed a lack of motivation, falling off the pace towards the end of a major event.
And the Scotsman Colin Montgomerie, who has enough experience of playing against arguably one of the greatest if not the greatest golfer of his generation in Woods, believes that there is no way that Tiger will achieve the record he was a hands down favorite to achieve even a few years back.
Nicklaus himself stated in a recent interview that he still believes Tiger will break his record eventually but according to Montgomerie, the Golden Bear was just trying to be diplomatic and avoiding controversy. Montgomerie believes that whatever chances the 37 year old had of breaking Nicklaus’s record has gone now.
He mentioned that with the field in major championships at this time – the level of competition and the number of top level golfers that play in majors, the chance of Tiger claiming five more titles are next to none. Colin Montgomerie has also stated that the standard at the moment will prevent Tiger from breaking the record.