Woods goes straight back into action after capturing the AT&T National and if he now adds the Greenbrier Classic the 36-year-old will take his PGA Tour earnings through the US dollars 100million (£80million) mark. He is, of course, already in a league of his own with his $99million.

Woods remains four behind Nicklaus, though, in what matters most — majors — and has been stuck on 14 since the 2008 US Open.

“It’s going to be totally different shot-making and prep,” Woods said. “I’m going to have to start practising some different shots and getting used to hitting the ball a little bit lower. It’s a totally different game playing links golf.”