7 Aug 2013

Even without a major 2013 is a great year says Woods

10:51 am on 7 August 2013

The world golf number one Tiger Woods insists 2013 will go down as a great season even if he doesn't add to his 14 major titles at this week's US PGA Championship at Oak Hill, in New York.

Woods won his fifth tournament of the year in Ohio recently but is still chasing a first major victory since the US Open in 2008.

The 37-year-old acknowledges his 15th major title is proving the toughest but says with five wins now, 2013 is great year.

Woods has now won 79 career US PGA titles, three shy of Sam Snead's all-time record, but his goal of passing Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors has stalled following a string of injuries, personal scandal and swing changes.

Woods, who has nine top-six finishes in the 17 majors he has played since last winning one, once judged a season on whether or not he had won a major, but he now seems to have relaxed his criteria.