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Nicklaus still convinced Tiger Woods will break his major record

Jack Nicklaus remains steadfast in his belief that Tiger Woods will one day break his incredible record of 18 majors despite the World No.1’s struggles with injury and lack of form keeping him looking decidedly poor in the recent four competitions.

Tiger currently has 14 majors to his name but there will be no opportunity to add upon that tally this weekend as back spasms keep the World No.1 out of the Masters. Sport surgeons have also expressed their concerns over his injury, stating he may also be forced to miss the US Open in June as his road to recovery continues.

"I feel very bad for Tiger," Nicklaus told ESPN Radio.

"He's really worked towards my record. I still think he'll break my record. As long as he is physically able to do it.

"He's 38 years old and he's probably got another 10 years at least of being able to compete -- that's 40 more majors to win five of them. It shouldn't be too difficult.

"But then again, I've always said he's just gotta do it. It's gonna be difficult, but if I said anything different I think I would be a jerk. So I think I better say he will do that ... and I actually believe that."

Tiger hasn’t won a major since the US Open in 2008, but there is hope he will rediscover his lost form when he returns to action, whenever that may be.