US Masters: Jack Nicklaus wary of Tiger Woods catching his major record

After watching Tiger Woods win the US Masters, the only man with more major wins is worried his record could be broken.

Jack Nicklaus says he's "shaking in my boots" as Woods claimed his 15th major, which sees him three wins shy of 'The Golden Bears' record of 18.

Woods headed into the final round at Augusta National, two shots behind leader Francesco Molinari, but the 43-year-old showed his class to finish the tournament 13-under-par, with American trio Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka tied second, one shot behind.

The win marks the first time Woods overcame a third-round deficit to win a major, while ending an 11-year drought, as his last came at the 2008 US Open, 3954 days ago.

Nicklaus was on a fishing trip in the Bahamas when Woods teed off but managed to catch the final few holes as Woods claimed a famous win.

"This is a man who is possessed," Nicklaus said on 'Live From the Masters.' " He's possessed to win a golf tournament.'

"He's absolutely under total control, and he’s going to get it done. And he did.

"After seeing Molinari hit the ball in the water at 12, and Tiger put it on the green. I said, 'Tournament's over.'

"I felt for a long time he was going to win again. And, you know, the next two majors are at Bethpage, where he’s won [2002 US Open], and Pebble Beach, where he’s won [2000 US Open]. So, you know, he’s got me shaking in my boots, guys."

Speaking to media after his famous win, Woods feels like he has the skills to win more.

"I can win majors now," Woods laughed after his round. "My last three major championships have been pretty good so that in itself gives me a lot of confidence going down the road."

"I had serious doubts after what transpired [medically] a couple of years ago.

"I could barely walk. I couldn't sit. Couldn't lay down.

"I really couldn't do much of anything. Luckily I had the procedure on my back, which gave me a chance at having a normal life.

"But then all of a sudden, I realised I could actually swing a golf club again."

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