Now that Tiger Woods is back on the course at PGA Tour events, some of his fellow golfers are looking forward to his return and even believe that he can still win a major tournament. 2017 PGA Champion and FedExCup winner Justin Thomas is one of Tiger’s supporters.
Via Golfweek: “If he’s healthy, there’s no reason he wouldn’t [win another Masters],” Thomas said Monday during a teleconference for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which Thomas won last year at Kapalua.
“That’s a place that if you know the place well or as well as he does – there’s a reason that Freddie plays well there for so long and Bernhard Langer and Larry Mize have had great rounds there at last couple years – it’s just such an advantage in knowing the course. The more you play it, it really just makes a world of difference.
“… I’ve argued with my dad for so long, and I still do, and he doesn’t bring it up as much. But the golf ball doesn’t know how old you are. There’s no reason that because you’re a certain age or you’re this or that, it doesn’t mean you can’t do something.”
“I’m not interested at all.”
“Do I wish [Tiger] well? Yeah, but I’m not interested in watching him,” Nicklaus said. “I’ve watched him play golf for 20-something years, why would I want to go watch more? I don’t watch anybody play golf.”
To be fair, Jack did end with he doesn’t watch anyone play golf now, but it is quite interesting to hear that the Golden Bear doesn’t want to watch the only guy who quite possibly could be the only man to ever challenge him in major tournament wins.
Tiger already has more PGA Tour wins than Nicklaus and is only 41 years old, he turns 42 this month. If Tiger can get himself 100% healthy and put himself into contention at a major, who’s to say that like Jack, he can’t win one in his 40’s?