Tiger Woods reassess goals

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He may have just lost his grip on his long-held world number one ranking but golf's Tiger Woods is not out, as he sets his sights on Jack Nicklaus's major record.

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Woods was knocked off the top spot by Lee Westwood, who ended the American golfer’s 281-week reign as the best golfer in the world.

Woods has failed to fully recover his prolific form following drama surround his personal life earlier in the year, which resulted in the 34-year-old divorcing his wife.

Since then, Woods has started to show glimpses of improvement but with some many strong players in the sport at the moment, he simply could not hold on to the number one position any longer.

Despite the set-back, Woods has not fallen-in on himself. Instead he has announced his new, more ambitious goal – to better the amount of majors won by Jack Nicklaus.

Woods, who has won 14 majors in his career so far, is four behind the golfing legend but he is determined to surpass Nicklaus.

"It's the highest benchmark there is.” said the 34-year-old American.

Woods knows that he still relatively young in terms of his golfing career and went on to say: "It took Jack over 20 years...I'm only 34. I have a lot of great years ahead of me. It's a matter of just being confident and getting better."

Golf's new world number one has also recently issued a warning to those who would dismiss Woods, cautioning that he is more than capable of recapturing the position that he lost.

"I've learnt never to write Tiger off." stated Westwood.

After showing glimpses of the his best form at the Ryder Cup, Bet365, Bodog and William Hill currently offer 13/8 odds that Woods will win exactly one major during 2011.


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