Brandel Chamblee believes Tiger Woods would have smashed Jack Nicklaus' major record had he not found an obsession for lifting weights in the gym.
Chamblee, a one-time PGA Tour winner and now Golf Channel analyst, was posed the question on Thursday during 'The Dan Patrick Show', which you watch below...
Woods has 14 major championship victories compared to Nicklaus’ 18. Woods was considered by many a lock to capture the crown jewel of golf records, but hasn’t won a major championship since 2008, thanks, in part, to a combination of physical injuries and personal issues.
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"He would have won 20-plus major championships and 100-plus events," when questioned what would have happened had Woods not lifted weights.
"He would be hitting the ball, right now, probably as long or longer than anybody on the PGA Tour. When he started working out – and he still managed to win the Masters, obviously in 2000, 2001, 2005 – but he was averaging along the lines of 290, 280 [yards off the tee]. Never sniffed what he was averaging when he was a kid.
"That sinewy, that quick-snapping speed was what he had and it was a gift. He traded all of that speed for strength, and I think it was purely for vanity reasons.
"He has an obsession with perfection. Perfect golf swing, he’s changed his swing three or four times, cost him two years he did it. Changed his body because he was looking for the perfect body – who knows what that’s cost him in time and injuries and majors and tournaments.”