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Monday 23 October 2017

Woods 'grounded' after his year to forget

Tiger Woods says he has never learned more in the past year -- one in which he hasn't won a tournament.

Woods admitted he is more at peace with his personal life than when he returned to golf in April, and he remains hopeful that his season will not end without a victory.

"I learned a lot about myself, and I learned how things went wrong, why they went wrong, and had to take a deep and introspective look at myself. There wasn't a lot of things I like about it," said Woods. "But I had to do it, and I did, and grateful that I did.

"I think that I come from a much better place, much more grounded place now than I ever have before."

The Chevron World Challenge, to be played on December 3-6, will be his final tournament of the year. Woods next plays in Shanghai at the HSBC Champions next month, his last chance to win an official PGA Tour event. Then he's off to Melbourne to defend his Australian Masters title before ending the year at the Chevron.

Woods is a four-time winner of his tournament, although he hasn't played the past two years. He was recovering from knee surgery in 2008, and he missed last year because it was one week after the car accident that exposed his extramarital affairs and shattered his image as sports' most impeccable star.

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