April 7, 2009
AUGUSTA---Tiger Woods has always measured success by major victories. To that end, he's quickly closing in on Jack Nicklaus' long standing record. Not bad for a guy who's all of 33 years old!
No doubt he's the odds on favorite to win another and to that end, get ready for a Sunday afternoon with a Tiger charge on Augusta National. Of course there's nearly a hundred other golfers who also think they can win. It all goes to just how good the talent has gotten on the tour.
"You just look at the landscape of the tour in 1996 when I came out versus here in 2009," said Woods. "There are a lot more guys with a chance to win each and every week, and it's going to be the case as time goes on.
"The fields are getting deeper. The equipment, technology, guys' margins of miss hits are not going as far off line. The game is getting closer and closer together. It just makes it harder to win.
"But these close events are certainly interesting. They are a rush, there's no doubt. But I certainly prefer '97 and 2000. Those are a little easier on the system."