Tiger Woods claimed his first tournament win in five years this weekend (Picture: Getty)
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Jack Nicklaus believes Tiger Woods is capable of remaining competitive into his 50s and will threaten his own record haul of majors.
The former world No.1 ended a five-year wait for a tournament victory on Sunday, claiming a two-shot victory at the end of season Tour Championship amid some incredibly emotional and poignant scenes.
Woods has battled back from a series of career-threatening knee and spine injuries to return to the pinnacle of a sport he once dominated but remains four shy of the Golden Bear’s record of 18 majors.
‘Maybe Tiger’s got another 40 majors to play. Out of 40 majors can he win five of them?’ Nicklaus said.
‘He’s playing well enough. It depends how much he wants to work at it, how interested he is, and long he wants to make a commitment to do that.
‘With today’s equipment, and the way the guys take care of themselves, I think they could play well into their 50s.
‘I’m proud of him. He’s worked very hard to get his golf game back. He even worked really hard to get the five inches between his head thinking the right way again.’
Woods, meanwhile, was understandably overcome with emotion, particularly given it was his a