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Nicklaus: Tiger Woods Will ‘Probably’ Beat My Record

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus sounded optimistic on the likelihood Tiger Woods would eventually beat his record 18 major championship wins.

“Tiger’s still a young guy,” he said Thursday. “I fully expect — he’ll probably break my record, but then again he’s still got to do it.”

Nicklaus, nicknamed “The Golden Bear,” had words of praise for his younger colleague.

“Tiger’s a very talented athelete. He’s got a great work ethic. He’s a great player,” he said. “He’s already got 14 — no one else is even close.”

Nicklaus was at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., as part of a larger effort to promote the sport.

“We go to parks now and play football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer – and we need to bring golf into that conversation,” he said. “We need to bring it into the parks so a Saturday morning activity is as much golf as it is anything else in the park.”


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