Expect Tiger Woods back sooner than later

Sooner or later, Tiger Woods is going to go back to work.

When and where he returns to the PGA Tour is the great unknown. His self-imposed “indefinite” break from the game after the disclosure of his shocking extramarital gymnastics could last weeks, perhaps months.

A few have even speculated he may take the entire 2010 season off to straighten out his private life, but if you buy into that theory you don’t know much about Woods. He will be back sooner than later, because golf is not only what he does, it’s who he is.

It says here there is no way he will miss the Masters (April 8-11), no matter the condition of his marriage or the progress of his self-examination.

He will not, he cannot, pass on an opportunity to draw one step closer to Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championship titles, a record that is Woods’ life mission.