Nicklaus believes Woods is true favorite


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jack Nicklaus likes Phil Mickelson’s chances to win a fourth green jacket, but he finds it hard to believe Tiger Woods isn’t the Masters favorite.

“I don’t see how Tiger cannot ever be favored here, as I was always favored here, even when I wasn’t playing well,” Nicklaus said.

Nicklaus favors Woods and Mickelson because of their style of play.

“The golf course has always favored a high, long hitter, always,' Nicklaus said.

'They are both going to play well, but there are other guys who will do the same. Dustin Johnson, what a talent. You've got [Lee] Westwood, great talent. Martin Kaymer, what a talent. You go right down throug the bag.'