Tiger Woods wants to beat Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead records

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 05/12/13 2:48pm

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Tiger Woods is still desperate to overtake Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 Majors

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Tiger Woods continues to have his sights set on overhauling two of the best records in golf - Jack Nicklaus' tally of 18 major titles and Sam Snead's total of 82 career wins on the PGA Tour.

Woods will turn 38 at the end of the month and is still four majors behind Nicklaus, while trailing Snead's milestone by just three.

Injuries and his much-publicised private life issues cost Woods some significant time out of the action, but he has been getting back to business and this year claimed five victories on the PGA Tour despite not winning a major.

As the major drought continues, that magic 18 set by the Golden Bear looks further and further away, but Woods is determined to eclipse that mark.

As he prepares to host his own event in California, the world No 1 says he is still very much looking to become golf's most successful player of all-time, but admits beating Snead's tally is a much easier task than his major aim.

Major drought

"Unfortunately I didn't win a major championship this year, I was close in the Masters and the British and a couple of little swings here and there it could have been a different story," Woods told Sky Sports.

"I won the Players Championship this year, which is a venue I've struggled on certainly over the years but I managed to put it together there.

"The easier goal is going to be getting to Sam's record - you could get to there basically by playing the first three events of the year and win three in a row.

"But the major championships are a bit more spread out in April, June and July so it's certainly much harder to get to Jack's number than it will be to get to Sam's number.

"But both of them I think are significant numbers, significant milestones and hopefully one day in my career I'll be able to surpass both of them."

The Northwestern Mutual World Challenge is live on Sky Sports 4 HD or via the red button from Thursday to Sunday from 8pm.

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