"I think Rory has an opportunity to win 15 or 20 majors or whatever he wants to do if he wants to keep playing," Nicklaus said in an interview with
There's the big caveat. McIlroy, who won the
"It depends on what he feels his priorities are, and that's his call," said Nicklaus, who is still the gold standard when it comes to golf since
"I think Rory is an unbelievable talent," Nicklaus said. "I love his swing, I love his rhythm, I love his moxie. He's got a little swagger there; it's a little bit cocky but not offensive. I like that. I like the self-confidence in a young man."
McIlroy, who has regained the No. 1 ranking in the world, and the rest of his peers will tee off Thursday in the year's final major, the