Nicklaus: expect Tiger at the Masters

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Jack Nicklaus expects Tiger Woods to be back in action in time to play in the Masters next month.

Jack Nicklaus expects Tiger Woods to be back in action in time to play in the Masters next month.
Woods is four titles short of matching Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors, but has not played this year.
The Masters begins on April 8 and last month Woods offered no assurances he would play at all in 2010 as he apologised for the sex scandal which has turned his life upside down.
However Nicklaus suspects 34-year-old Woods will be itching to play at Augusta and is likely to take his place in the field.
Speaking before the Honda Classic at PGA National, Nicklaus said: “It would surprise me if he didn’t.
“I’ve been very non-committal because it’s none of my business. But playing golf, my guess as a golfer, he’s going to probably try to want to.”
Nicklaus added: “I suspect he will play something before Augusta, and I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t.”
Discussing Woods further, Nicklaus said: “His personal life is his personal life. He’s a professional golfer and he’s a sensational golfer. He’s a great athlete, and he’ll figure out his own problems. And as a golfer, he’ll come back and get his game in shape and play. That’s what he does.”

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