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Gary Player: Woods still no.1

Nine-time Major champion Gary Player says Tiger Woods will surpass Jack Nicklaus' record.

Former world number Tiger Woods. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Tiger Woods will surpass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 Major victories, nine-time Major champion Gary Player said on Thursday.

Speaking at the launch of the 2013 Gary Player Invitational, Player says Woods will break his drought soon.

The Gary Player Invitational will take place at the Lost City Golf Club in Sun City from 14-17 November.

With 14 major victories, Woods hasn't won a Major since the United States (US) Open in 2008.

He suffered from injury and then had problems in his personal life.

Player says Woods' good form will see him challenging soon.

"Any tournament that Tiger Woods goes into, he is favoured. I think that Woods has a good chance to still go on and win more Majors than Jack Nicklaus."

Player says Woods has been at the top for so long that it's just a matter of time.

"You must understand that Tiger Woods is in a league of his own. He is so much better than anybody else that's been around for the last ten years, there's no comparison.

"He's still number one in the world in spite of the difficulties that he experienced."