Tiger Woods is feeling the tension ahead of his return to golf after four months in self-imposed exile.
Woods, giving his first interview since the November car crash outside his home which was the trigger for a slew of revelations about his private life, is set to return to action at the Masters in Augusta on April 8.
The 14-time major winner is expected to be protected from too much media intrusion at Augusta, but it is the reception from the fans that is giving the American most cause for concern.
Asked what he expected from the crowd, Woods said: "I don't know. I don't know. I'm a little nervous about that to be honest with you.
"It would be nice to hear a couple claps here and there. But also hope they clap for birdies, too.
"I'm excited to get back and play. I'm excited to get to see the guys again. I really miss a lot of my friends out there. I miss competing."