Tiger feels he can surpass Snead's record after 80th victory

Winning the Tour Championship has provided Tiger Woods with renewed confidence and put him within two titles of a PGA Tour record.

Tour Championship winner Tiger Woods at East Lake   -  Getty Images

Tiger Woods believes he has the opportunity to break Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour titles after snapping his drought at the Tour Championship.

Woods, 42, put his back issues well and truly behind him with a two-stroke victory at East Lake, the former world number one triumphing for the first time since 2013.

Not only did it end Woods' five-year wait, it moved the 14-time major champion within two victories of Snead's record.

Asked about the record after lifting the trophy, American great Woods told reporters: "To kind of get to the 80 mark is a big number.

"Sam is still ahead of me. I've still got, I feel like, a chance to play some more golf and maybe I'll keep chipping away at that number and maybe surpass it.

"But I just think that what I've gone through and what I've dealt with, I've gotten lucky, to be honest with you. I've gotten very lucky. I'm not playing a full contact sport or I've got to move people around in that regard.

"At 42 years old with a fused lower spine; that's not going to happen. But in this sport, it can.

"I'm lucky to have the opportunity to have the people around me to have supported me and worked through this process with me, and I've ground out a chance to win golf tournaments again."

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