Tiger targets 21 majors

-Ikenna Okafor

Tiger Woods’ long-time caddie Steve Williams says he cajoled his former boss into setting a target of winning 21 majors in his career.

American Woods, 46, has won 15, three behind Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18.

Speaking to BBC Sport for an ‘All about Tiger Woods’ podcast, Williams said: “Tiger wanted to get to 20.

“I said 21 is my favourite number, so let’s make it 21 and when you get to 21 you’re not seeing me again. And he said that’s because I’m retiring too.”

Williams, who was Woods’ caddie for 13 of his major victories between 1999 and 2011, talked candidly about their relationship on and off the course, winning the ‘Tiger Slam’ and chasing Nicklaus’ record.

It is the latest episode in the BBC Radio 5 Live series that has been building up to next week’s 150th Open Championship at St Andrews.

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