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Sergio Garcia explains what Tiger Woods needs to do to win the Masters at Augusta

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Whisper it quietly, but it looks like the old Tiger Woods could be coming back to form.

He put up a brilliant fight to finish joint-second in the Valspar Championship last week at -9, and missed a putt at the last hole to take it to a play-off with Paul Casey.

However, it is remarkable that he's picked up so quickly on his latest return from injury, and is continuously progressing.

He's already finished 23rd and 12th at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Honda Classic this season, and it did look for a long while that would win his 80th PGA Tour title in Florida.

Unfortunately, Woods couldn't quite get over the line, and is therefore still seeking his first trophy on the tour in five years.

It's twice as long since he won a Major title too, with his last success coming at the US Open in 2008, beating Rocco Mediate in a play-off on that occasion.

That was his 14th in total, and he will be desperately seeking his 15th next month.

But for Sergio Garcia, he is looking for number two after finally ending his drought at Augusta last year.

And the Spaniard has explained what he thinks Woods needs to do in order to end the four-day event at the top of the leaderboard.

Valspar Championship - Final Round

Garcia believes the American will have to control an enormous amount of nerves if he is to regain his crown.

"We all know what kind of player he is and what kind of player he can be when he’s healthy," he started.

The Masters - Final Round

"Obviously, he’s had a couple of very solid weeks at Honda and in Tampa.

"I’m sure he’s excited to come back to Augusta, and it’s a place where he’s done well, so I would expect him to do fairly well.

"But I don’t know how well because it’s been a while since he’s been there.

Valspar Championship - Final Round

"He will probably be a little nervous, which is normal. He’s got to deal with all those feelings again."

It would be one of the most remarkable comebacks in sporting history given all of Woods' injury and personal crises.

If he is able to evoke any of his old ability though, you wouldn't bet against him doing it.

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