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Tiger Woods has one powerful person rooting for his comeback: the leader of the free world.

President Barack Obama weighed in on the golfer's rough several months with an optimistic note.

"Tiger has acknowledged that he betrayed his family and that's a personal issue they've got to work out," Obama told Fox News on Wednesday.

"I hope they work it out and that he returns to golf," the President said, adding that Woods "is still going to be a terrific golfer."

After apologizing last month for cheating on his wife Elin with multiple women, Woods, 34, will return to golf on April 8 to play in the prestigious Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga.