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Tiger Woods aims to devour Jack Nicklaus' major record

RECORD SHREDDING PLANS: Tiger Woods in action at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, Wednesday, December 4 (PA)

TIGER WOODS is again planning on writing his name into the history books after he revealed is seeking to beat Jack Nicklaus’ record of winning 18 major titles and Sam Snead’s haul of 82 PGA Tour career wins.

The golfing sensation is looking ahead to his legacy as he turns 38 next month, but with the nature of the game allowing players to remain swinging longer than most other sport, Woods has time on his side to devour those twin records.

The American star trails Nicklaus’ record by four majors, and currently possesses 79 career wins - only three shy of Snead’s achievement.

Woods has suffered various injuries and has had to rehabilitate his reputation following a divorce several years ago that resulted in his private life and affairs becoming public knowledge, but he reclaimed the world number one ranking and has won five PGA Tours this year.

Nonetheless, a major victory has still eluded him this year, and Woods is hoping that 2014 is different.

He told Sky Sports: “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.

“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.”

Woods added: “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.”

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