Norman: Woods won't catch Nicklaus' record

Greg Norman speaks with the crowd and Golfweek Senior Writer Jeff Rude at Golfweek's Golfest at The Villages.

Greg Norman speaks with the crowd and Golfweek Senior Writer Jeff Rude at Golfweek's Golfest at The Villages.

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Will Tiger Woods catch or pass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors? Well, Hall of Famer Greg Norman, for one, thinks not.

In a couple of interviews with me today at Golfweek’s Golfest, Norman said he didn’t think Woods would make such history for several reasons:

The current fallen status of Woods’ game. Norman said he wasn’t crazy about the way Woods is swinging the club since his overhaul last summer.

Age. Norman said the path will be difficult for Woods because he is getting up in age at 35 while the new generation of young players is rising up. Winning the equivalent of a major a year for the next five years would be highly difficult.

Numbers game. Norman said that winning five more majors will be difficult because it would it in itself be a fabulous career for a Hall of Fame player. He mentioned that Phil Mickelson has won only four majors and a guy like Nick Faldo won six during his whole career.

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