The greatest swimmer of all-time wants Tiger Woods to become the greatest golfer of all-time … ’cause Michael Phelps tells TMZ Sports he wants TW to catch Jack Nicklaus‘ majors record!!!
“I hope he gets to 18,” Phelps says … “I’ll say that.”
Of course, Phelps famously had a front-row seat to watch Tiger’s historic 15th major win at the Masters this past weekend — which left Tiger just 3 short of Nicklaus’ 18 mark.
Michael Phelps is all of us right now pic.twitter.com/STq3pAZKW8
— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) April 14, 2019
And, after seeing all that up close … Michael seems to think it’s very possible Tiger catches Nicklaus soon — ’cause he’s proclaiming Woods has officially returned to old Tiger form.
“Tiger’s back,” Phelps said out in New York on Wednesday … “That’s all I gotta say. He’s back.”
Good news for Phelps and El Tigre? We spoke with golf legend John Daly this week … and he says he knows for a fact Tiger WILL break Nicklaus’ record!!!