Cape Town - Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus believes Tiger Woods’ game is
looking better than ever following a return to form in 2018.
Woods got back into the winners’ circle for the first time
since 2013 in the FedEx Cup finale at the TOUR Championship, where a new kind
of Tiger Effect had the East Lake galleries humming.
The victory capped off a comeback year for Woods, who has
endured a myriad of injuries and underwent four back surgeries.
Nicklaus leads the major championship tally with 18, four
clear of Woods. So anytime the GOAT talks about those snapping at his heels, we
"I think his swing is much better now than it ever
was," the 78-year-old told Golfweek.
"The reason for that is Tiger was very much up and down
with his head and I think that put a lot of pressure on his back. The fusion
that he had, obviously was something he didn't want but it was something he
needed. I didn't think he would ever play golf as well as he's playing.
"I never dreamed that he would play quite as well as he
has and that the operation actually levelled out his head and levelled out his
Nicklaus was speaking at the PNC Father/Son Challenge in
Florida over the weekend, where he played with his grandson G.T. The duo would
finish in sixth.