Added Nicklaus on Sunday, "Tiger is the biggest talent in the game—he has the ability to do things that nobody else can. The thing is, he's going to get better, so he'll be able to win without having to do all that stuff he did today."
Sitting close by Nicklaus in the post-victory press conference, Woods listened intently. His reverie was interrupted when he was asked if his more patient approach extended to his effort to break Nicklaus's record for majors. "Whether I will accomplish it or not, who knows," Woods said, "but it's not the driving force in my life. The driving force in my life is to get my game at a level where I'll be able to compete each tournament I tee it up. To have a chance on the back nine on Sunday. I think that's where you want to be."
He certainly was there at Muirfield Village.