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Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods will have hard time returning to golf

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Jack Nicklaus talks about Tiger Woods and his recovery and influence to golf.
Michael Owens

ALDIE, Va. — Sitting across from a course that he designed at a charity tournament that raised more than $1 million, Jack Nicklaus is living proof that life goes on after professional golf.

He just hopes Tiger Woods finds the same.

A statement from the Tiger Woods Foundation announced that Woods will not attend this week’s Quicken Loans National, a stop on the PGA Tour that benefits his foundation. The news comes in the wake of Woods being charged with driving under the influence in late May, and amid speculation about when he will return to the tour after undergoing fusion surgery on his back in April. It was the fourth procedure on his back since 2014. 

Woods, 41, is receiving in-patient treatment to help manage medications as he deals with his back and a sleep disorder.

“He’ll have a very hard time. I don’t know whether Tiger will play much golf anymore,” said…

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