Saturday 16 February 2019

Woods back to his old self

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is optimistic for the Quicken Loans National this week, saying: "I've done things I haven't done in over a decade."

Woods is still attempting to put together the consistency in his game seven months into his comeback from a chronic back injury. However, the 14-time major champion has been encouraged by the way he has been striking the ball as he looks to end a five-year wait for a victory in Maryland.

The 42-year-old, who missed the cut at the US Open two weeks ago, said: "I'm pretty excited by the way I've hit the golf ball. I've done some things I haven't done in over a decade.

"If I can have that same putting stroke I had earlier in the year, with the ball striking I have, that's where I want to get to. I've just got to put both of those things together at the same time."

Woods remains cautious over his comeback, though: "I don't want to play too much, but I need to play enough. I've got a game now that can play so it's a matter of pacing myself through."

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