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Jack Nicklaus ‘not interested’ in watching Tiger Woods’ return


Many are rooting for Tiger Woods to have a successful comeback, but one golf legend doesn’t really care.


In an interview with Golfweek, Jack Nicklaus said he won’t be dialed in to see how Woods does in his return.


“I’m not interested at all,” Nicklaus said.


While it may sound insensitive, the 77-year-old did clarify that he does hope for the best for Woods, but he won’t be watching.


“Do I wish [Tiger] well? Yeah, but I’m not interested in watching him,” Nicklaus said. “I’ve watched him play golf for 20-something years, why would I want to go watch more? I don’t watch anybody play golf.”

Jack Nicklaus (l.) says he won’t be watching Tiger Woods (r.) because he doesn’t watch anyone play golf anymore.

(Tony Dejak/AP)


However, Nicklaus did admit he caught a glimpse of Woods’ swing during the Hero World Challenge and he complimented him on his swing.


“Tiger seemed to hit the ball pretty well over there and seemed to enjoy it and be pain-free and I wish him well,” Nicklaus said. “The swing as I saw, looked good. It looked like a swing of somebody who didn’t want to hurt his back.”


Nicklaus may be a little sour since Woods, 42, could still technically challenge him in major tournament wins; Woods has 14 and is four away from tying Nicklaus’ mark of 18.

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