Golf Channel's Arron Oberholser, a contemporary of Tiger Woods, said on Thursday night that Woods ought to redirect his focus away from Jack Nicklaus' 18 major championship to Sam Snead's 82 PGA Tour victories. Woods is stuck on 14 majors and 79 victories.
Tiger Woods preparing to take a drop on first hole on Thursday (Getty Images)
"I think his best days are long behind him," Oberholser said on Golf Channel's "Live from St. Andrews." Woods shot a 76 to open the British Open on Thursday. "Right now, the best thing that he can do is concern himself with potentially breaking Sam Snead's record on the PGA Tour of all-time wins. I believe right now that Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 majors is very, very safe."
Oberholser, 40, went to San Jose State and competed against Woods in college, even outplaying him in winning the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.
"At one point today," Oberholser said, referring to Woods' front nine of 40 at St. Andrews, "I thought to myself, he's just lost the ability to grind, or he's lost the fight to want to grind.'"