Former major winner and fellow American Paul Azinger has backed Tiger Woods to break Sam Snead’s record and become the PGA Tour’s most successful player.

Woods, who finished in a share for 10th place at the WGC-Mexico Championship last week, currently sits on 80 career wins heading into the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week, two off Snead’s all-time record.

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The 43-year-old enjoyed a remarkable return to the professional game last year, winning his first event in five years at the Tour Championship in September.

Woods also competed in the Ryder Cup under Jim Furyk, however, Woods failed to win a single point for Team USA.

Now an analyst on NBC, Azinger, talking to PGA Tour’s official website, heaped praise on Woods and backed him to break Snead’s record if he can stay fit.

If Tiger’s healthy – assuming no more injuries – 100 percent. That’s what I think. If he gets hurt, it could go right to zero.

There’s just no way if he’s healthy enough that he won’t… break that record.

However, Azinger, who won the PGA Championship in 1993, then went on to add how he isn’t sure if Woods will ever surpass Jack Nicklaus’ major record of 18.

The major record, that’s a whole ‘nother animal. But the all-time wins list, I think he’s going to get that. I hope he does it at one of our tournaments.

He’s just adding to his legend, he’s adding to history. Tiger is a living, breathing walking miracle. 


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