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Six-time winner will play in 45th Masters

Updated: April 5, 2005, 12:32 AM ET
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jack Nicklaus will give the Masters at least one more shot.

The six-time Masters champion said Monday evening he would play for the 45th time, saying he wanted to fulfill a request by Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson "and a desire on my part."

"I feel like I can play, so I'm going to play," Nicklaus said at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens, where he received a key to the city of Augusta.

Nicklaus said last month the chances were "between ...

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