London, Mar.25 (ANI): European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has backed Tiger Woods to thrive under the pressure when he returns from his four-month break from the game at the Masters next month.
Woods took time off from the game to rebuild his marriage after a late-night car crash outside his home in Florida sparked revelations of his infidelities, but Montgomerie is certain he will cope at Augusta.
"When I heard Tiger say that he is nervous to come back, that's the first time I've ever heard him say those words," Montgomerie told the Orlando Sentinel.
"So it's very shrewd of him to have come back in the most controlled atmosphere possible. The patrons [at Augusta] are very knowledgeable and will respect him as the golfer that he is, and I think that there will be no issue at all. I think he'll get over his nerves," The Independent quoted him, as saying further.
"He's the most focused sportsman I've ever known, and I think that he will adapt accordingly," Montgomerie said. (ANI)