Friday, February 20, 2015

Jack Nicklaus Visits Golf Channel

Eighteen-time major winner Jack Nicklaus sat down with Morning Drive hosts Gary Williams and Matt Ginella from Trump National Doral in Miami, Fla., ahead of next month’s WGC-Cadillac Championship. During the interview, Nicklaus discussed the recent challenges facing Tiger Woods’ golf game.

Business icon and owner of Trump National Doral – Donald Trump – also joined Williams and Ginella during today’s show. And, Henrik Stenson – No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking – made an in-studio appearance at Golf Channel headquarters to promote the release of Callaway’s new driver, and to discuss the recent announcement of Darren Clarke being named the European Ryder Cup captain for 2016.

Notable quotes from Nicklaus’ interview are included below:
On Tiger Woods’ recent struggles
Jack Nicklaus  - “Tiger is struggling, I don’t think there’s any question about that… I think he’s struggling more between his ears than he is any place else. He’s struggled with the driver most of his life really, but he’s always been able to find the golf ball and get it somewhere back around the green… And now he’s having trouble with the short game. That is not a good combination, to drive it poorly and have a bad short game.”

“You go through things, and you have to have a positive thing happen to you to turn it around… I think Tiger will turn it around. He’s too dedicated, he works too hard at it, he’s got too much talent. He’ll figure it out. And personally, I think he needs to figure it out himself. Because a teacher can’t teach what’s inside your head. You’ve got to be able to put that positive thought into your head yourself.”

On whether he thinks Woods will still eclipse his 18 major championships
Jack Nicklaus – “I still do. Why would I not think that?... He’s got a lot of golf in front of him. But it’s going to be up to him, he’s still got to do it. He may, he may not. Obviously chances are harder for him now than five years ago, but I still think he has time on his side.”

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