The US Masters was the time for Woods to prove that he can still dominate the golfing world. He fell just short but it was clear that he was back and ready to win Majors.
Woods was widely expected to topple the record of Jack Nicklaus, which stands at 18 Major titles, before the end of his career. However, the World No.1 has not won a Major title since 2008. He currently sits four behind Nicklaus with 14 and may now struggle to beat the mark.
Shortly after the US Masters, Woods went on to win by two shots at the 2013 Players Championship with an overall score of -13. However, the question people are asking now is: Can he carry this form in to the US Open?
In recent years, other players from across Europe, America and Australia have shown just what they can do. For example, Adam Scott has always been challenging for the Majors in the past few years but never managed to get a title under his belt.
This year, Scott finally won the US Masters. Players, such as Rory McIlroy have been performing fairly consistently for a while now and in fact, McIlroy became World Number 1 in 2012.
Due to the surge of talent in recent years, it is going to be hard for Woods to have the same success as he used to.
There are around 50 players that can have a magical week and score the winning round nowadays, compared to when Jack Nicklaus was playing his golf.
Nowadays, we have no clue who is going to win a Major, as one week, one player might have a top week, then the other week, they could have their worst game ever.
Furthermore, Tiger Woods needs to re-find that winning mentality, that made him superior to his other golfing rivals. Until Woods re-discovers this, it will be very tough for him to win a Major and tough for Woods to reach Nicklaus' record.
A very important part of Woods' game, has been his putting. This part of his game made him a cut above many players for many years now. Even though in the last few years, his putting has gone downhill, it finally looks like Woods is finding his form again and making vital putts to save par of make a birdie.
Major winners always need four days of excellent putting and if Woods continues this fine form of late, a Major could be coming his way.
On the other hand, a winning Tiger Woods could cause havoc across the golfing playing field. If the glory days for Tiger Woods do come back, Jack Nicklaus' record could be reached. It's just a case of how quickly Woods wins his next Major. He needs to win won soon if he is to break Jack's record.
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