Tiger Woods Was Finished a Long Time Ago

The post-Tiger Woods era of professional golf continues and no one is going to have much of a take on this:

He still thinks he can pass Jack Nicklaus as the most successful golfer ever, but Tiger Woods has no idea when he will return to competitive action.

The 14-time major champion maintains he is "progressing nicely" after a third back operation in October, but says he won't resume his career until he can practice, play and recover with no ill effects.

    And despite not having won a major since 2008, the 40-year-old still believes he can overhaul Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles. The "Golden Bear" won his final three majors past the age of 40, including his famous 1986 Masters title as a 46-year-old.

    "I think his major championship record is certainly still attainable," Woods told reporters at a media day for the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National tournament that he hosts at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

    Woods is also keen to beat Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins -- he lies second on the list with 79 titles, the last of which came in August 2013.

    "It would be nice to end up at No. 1 on both lists," he said. "That's a long way away and it's going to take time to get to that point but hopefully I can get back out here and play to that level."

    It's sad to have to say this, but Tiger Woods was finished years ago. He was done playing at a competitive level so long ago, all you can do is shrug and move on. It's a safe bet that Tiger isn't going to win any majors and he would be lucky just to stay competitive in a PGA event. He's ranked 524th in the world largely based on wins from over three years ago and he hasn't won anything for so long, you have to wonder what he's even thinking when he says what he says.

    Did he come up with this nonsense in order to impress a sponsor? Good gravy.

    Oh, and this does not help his case.