No golfer moves faster than Tiger Woods, at least when it comes to returning from the brink of oblivion.
As recently as three weeks ago, Woods was coming off the worst 72-hole performance of his professional career, and his game was being scrutinized as if he was struggling to get the ball airborne. But then came Thursday at the Barclays, when Woods shot 65 in the first round of the Barclays, and the conversation had quickly returned to the world No. 1's pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.
That at least was the tack taken by ESPNNewYork.com's Ian O'Connor, who asked Woods on the side at Ridgewood CC if he thought he could still pass Jack.
"Absolutely," Woods told O'Connor.
"I look at it this way," Woods continued, "[Ben] Hogan won all nine of his [majors] at my age and older. I think for every kid out there, the goal is to get there. That is the benchmark in our sport, and that's still my goal."
*-- Sam Weinman *