Nicklaus backing Woods to shine

Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open, his 14th major and one that put him second on the all-time list of major winners.

Having been hampered by a back injury in recent times, Woods struggled through the 2014 season, failing to win a tournament during what was an injury-interrupted campaign.

Despite this, Nicklaus believes it is only a matter of time before Woods hits the front once more.

"Tiger's had a great career, and I don't think his career is over," said the American.

Eighteen-time major winner Nicklaus had two three-year periods and one six-year gap between majors, and is confident that Woods will follow in his footsteps and get back to winning majors.

"He's had a little lull in his career and we’ll see what happens from here. I had lulls in my career, too," he added.

"I came back from that and I think Tiger may do the same."