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Jack Nicklaus: 'Incredible Feat' for Tiger Woods to Play in Masters After 2021 Crash

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVApril 5, 2022

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Jack Nicklaus offered significant praise to Tiger Woods as he prepares to compete at the 2022 Masters:

Jack Nicklaus @jacknicklaus

Tiger, it's good to have you back and enjoy the week. And save me a seat tonight at dinner! 😊 <a href="https://t.co/06Dsb3HBTa">pic.twitter.com/06Dsb3HBTa</a>

"Considering where his life was 17 months ago, this [is] an incredible feat," Nicklaus said.

Woods notably suffered significant injuries in a car crash that took place in February 2021, and he hasn't competed in a tournament since. His last PGA Tour event was in November 2020.

It's no surprise the 46-year-old wants to return this week for the Masters, an event he has won five times in his career. He took part in a practice round Monday and indicated he will be active on Thursday.

"As of right now, I feel like I am going to play," Woods told reporters Tuesday.

It has generated plenty of excitement around Augusta National, with Nicklaus especially looking forward to watching him on course.

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