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Nicklaus puzzled by Woods issues

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Jack Nicklaus has backed Tiger Woods to rediscover his form despite his woes over the last few years.

Woods has struggled in recent years and he hit a new low over the weekend at the Memorial Tournament as a third-round 85 saw him drop to the bottom of the leaderboard, as he eventually finished the tournament in last place.


Much of his problems have been as a result of both back and knee injuries and it appears as if he is yet to find a swing that will help him get back to his best, while at the same limiting damage to his body.


In his younger days, the 39-year-old previously looked a near certainty to break Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors, but his recent travails suggest he could find it difficult to add to his current tally of 14.


The ‘Golden Bear’ admits he does not know why Woods continues to struggle, but has suggested that a more relaxed approach could be the key to him improving.


“I don’t have an answer for it, an explanation,” Nicklaus said. “I’m sure that he probably doesn’t, either. I think he’ll get it back, though. I still do.


“I think he’s just too focused. He’s too hard a worker and he’s got such a great work ethic.”


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