Nicklaus wants to respect Woods’ privacy
Jack Nicklaus said the fallout over Tiger Woods’ car crash and
allegations of extramarital affairs is “none of my business.”
“Our public is pretty forgiving at times,” Nicklaus said
Thursday. “Time usually heals all wounds. I think the hardest
thing is obviously his family. That’s a private matter for him and
Nicklaus won 18 major championships, the most in golf history.
Woods is second with 14.
Woods has remained out of the public eye since the crash
Thanksgiving weekend and the scandal that quickly followed. He has
acknowledged “transgressions” on his Web site.
“He’s a great athlete,” Nicklaus said. “He’ll figure it
Nicklaus’ first public comments about Woods’ situation came
after an event honoring The Benjamin School’s golf team, recent
winners of a Florida state championship. Son Gary Nicklaus played
on a state title team at the school 26 years ago.