Garcia: Woods will be back earlier than expected

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sergio Garcia thinks it won’t be long before Tiger Woods returns to tournament play.

Woods is taking an indefinite break from golf since his Nov. 27 car accident in Florida and subsequent revelations of extra marital affairs.

Woods has not been seen in public since the crash, and there has been no word on a date for his return.

But Garcia says he has “the feeling that it’s going to be earlier than what everybody thinks.”

Garcia, who has been a top rival of Woods on the PGA Tour for 10 years, says the “best thing for Tiger at the moment is to get on the course and do what he knows best.”

The Spaniard spoke Tuesday before the Abu Dhabi Championship.