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He has been stuck on 14 majors — four shy of Jack Nicklaus — since that ‘08 Open at Torrey Pines. It has become such a talking point that even though the Masters is 78 days away, Woods starting his 2014 year at a regular tour event is enough to prompt the question, "Will he catch Jack?"
So when asked if this was a big year in that regard, Woods offered a different view — every year is a big year, so nothing has changed.
"Every year that I get a chance to compete and play in tournaments and major championships for as long as I decide to do it ... every year counts," he said. "Looking back from the beginning of my career to now, I know that I don’t have 20 years in my prime. I don’t see being 58 and being in my prime. Most guys don’t dunk from the foul line at age 58, so it’s a little different. But the outlook is still the same.
"I still prepare the same," he said. "I still work my tail off to be ready to compete at this level and beat everyone that I’m playing against."
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