Nick Faldo says 'sex scandals' ruined Tiger Woods' chances of becoming greatest golfer ever
Champion golfer Nick Faldo believes sex scandals have wrecked Tiger Woods' chances of eclipsing Jack Nicklaus as the greatest golfer of all time.
Woods' four-year Majors drought is proof how badly he was scarred by revelations of his extra-marital romps, and the last of Woods' 14 Major wins was the 2008 US Open.
Faldo, Europe's most successful post-war golfer with six Major wins, believes the American has virtually no chance of getting the four he needs to match Nicklaus' haul.
"Those revelations have done more damage than people would give them credit for. So I would lean towards no, he won't catch Jack. People thought he would deal with it and then get back on the golf course," the Sun quoted Faldo, as saying.
"But it's wrecked that wonderful tranquillity you get of going to a golf course, tipping out a bag of balls and hitting them from 9-5 and just thinking of golf. He has shattered that peace, and he won't get that back," he added.
"Physically, technically, mentally, karma, it's a harder climb now. Sure, he could come back and do things, but he won't be dominant like he was," he said.
Woods turns 37 next month, and Faldo added: "As you get older in this game, the little demons start to sit on your shoulders because you have seen one too many bad shots. It starts to eat away at you and he has that going on."