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Nicklaus on Tiger: "He needs our help"

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Jack Nicklaus tees off, as Tiger Woods looks on.

Tiger Woods once looked destined to break Jack Nicklaus's most famed record in sports. Even as the possibility of that looks more and more unlikely, the two remain linked.

Tuesday, the North Palm resident spoke about Woods's DUI arrest during a press conference for The Memorial Tournament, which begins Thursday in Dublin, Ohio.

“I feel bad for Tiger. Tiger’s a friend. He’s been great for the game of golf. He needs our help. I wish him well."

Woods was arrested early Sunday morning after his car improperly parked on Military Trail in Jupiter. Arrest reports say Woods had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Tiger has won 14 major championships, four behind Nicklaus for the record. But next month will mark nine years since he won his last one, the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

“Tiger, I always thought, was going to break my record,” Nicklaus said. “Did I enjoy watching him play? Absolutely. Did I enjoy every time Tiger did something, my name was mentioned right beside it? It kept me relevant. It was a good for me as it was for him.”

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