Padraig Harrington believes Tiger Woods "will win another major" before all is said and done on the PGA Tour, following an interview with GOLF'S James Colgan.
Harrington, a three-time major champion, was speaking about 15-time major champion Woods ahead of this week's PNC Championship where both players are competing alongside their sons.
While some golf fans were turned off by what they saw from Woods in The Match as he and Rory McIlroy were comfortably beaten 3&2 by Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, others and particularly Harrington saw reason for optimism. Major optimism, in fact.
Harrington told Colgan:
Then he dropped a bombshell:
Padraig Harrington thinks so, but will Tiger Woods win another major?— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) December 15, 2022
Woods believes it, too.
During a recent stint in the NBC commentary booth ahead of his comeback to the fairways, Woods revealed he wants "another big win".
It would of course be some feat for Woods to win another tournament on the PGA Tour, let alone pick up a 16th career major to move within two wins of major record-holder Jack Nicklaus.
But haven't we all said that before?
Woods returned from the dead previously to win the 2019 Masters.
This time around though, the climb back to the summit looks the toughest he's faced.
Woods turns 47 in two weeks' time and he is not only recovering from life-changing leg injuries following a horror car crash in 2021, but he also has his latest injury setback of plantar fasciitis in his foot to overcome.
Plantar fasciitis is a common issue in the foot that can cause pain in the heel and the sole of the foot.
Throw in the multiple back surgeries he was already recovering from before all of this, and you begin to see just how difficult this road back to major titles will be for arguably golf's greatest ever player.
Woods was forced to pull out of his annual Hero World Challenge two weeks ago, but he will be competing in the 36-hole PNC Championship alongside his 13-year-old son Charlie Woods this weekend.
Team Woods finished runners up to Team Daly 12 months ago.
Who is in the field this year?
- Nick Faldo and Matthew Faldo
- Jim Furyk and Tanner Furyk
- Padraig Harrington and Patrick Harrington
- Nelly Korda and Petr Korda
- Matt Kuchar and Carson Kuchar
- Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer
- Tom Lehman and Sean Lehman
- Justin Leonard and Luke Leonard
- Mark O'Meara and Shaun O’Meara
- Gary Player and Jordan Player
- Nick Price and Greg Price
- Vijay Singh and Qass Singh
- Annika Sorenstam and Will McGee
- Jordan Spieth and Shawn Spieth
- Justin Thomas and Mike Thomas
- Lee Trevino and Daniel Trevino
- Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods
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