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July 11, 2013

Arnie: 'Very questionable' if Tiger can catch Jack

Posted at 5:41 PM by Golf.com | Categories: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, major championships, Tiger Woods

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Arnold Palmer gets this question all the time: “Will Tiger catch Jack?”

Jay Busbee from Yahoo! Sports had a conversation with Palmer, and the King's current thinking on golf’s most pressing question wasn’t as straightforward as a simple yes or no. Palmer believes Tiger certainly has the ability to win five more majors to surpass Nicklaus’ record of 18, but the seven-time major winner questions the likelihood of that happening.

"Can he? Yes," Palmer says, without hesitation. "But will he? That is..." Palmer pauses, weighing how to answer. He finally lifts a hand, rotating it in a "so-so" motion. "Very questionable."

But Palmer, who still watches golf every weekend with a practiced eye, hasn't counted out Woods just yet. "I think we'll hear more about him," Palmer smiles. "He will be a factor in any tournament he plays."

--Posted by Ryan Galvin

Photo: Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods share a laugh at Bay Hill (Getty Images).

 

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