Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News

Tiger Woods looking forward to Masters

February 21, 2018

Tiger Woods's latest comeback is in its early stages, but the former world number one is already relishing the prospect of returning to the Masters in April.

Woods counts four Masters titles among his 14 major championships, but he hasn't played at Augusta National since 2015.

Embed from Getty Images

"I just missed the rush of competing for a Green Jacket," he said Wednesday of his injury-enforced absences.

"I've been doing it since I was 19 years old. I've enjoyed every single challenge and having to sit out on the sidelines is not fun -- especially since I know the golf course.

"I was unfortunately so physically debilitated I could not compete," he added. "This year it's different. I'm looking forward to it."

The US PGA Tour's Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, will be Woods's third start of 2018. He missed all of 2016 with back trouble and a comeback bid in 2017 was thwarted by further back pain that led to spinal fusion surgery last April.

After making the cut at Torrey Pines in January, Woods missed the cut at Riviera Country Club last week, where he was again erratic off the tee and also struggled on the greens.

"I just need to get better at it," Woods said. "I wasn't very good on Friday, more importantly I didn't putt very good. I got exposed there on the back nine, hit three three-putts."

Woods said he hasn't made any equipment changes this week. After taking a couple of days off he returned to physical training and practice early this week but said what he really needs to get his game in shape is "tournament reps".

"I'm learning how to play tournament golf again," Woods said. "As far as catch-up mode, no I don't feel like I am. I'm looking forward to April trying to get my game solid for April and I've got some work to do."




World Rankings Week 16: Levy moves to World No.47 & tournaments roundup

Sergio Garcia at home in Texas

Tiger Woods files entry to play U.S. Open

Diabetes UK and European Tour Foundation named Official Charity Partners for the BMW PGA Championship

Royal Marsden Cancer Charity & European Tour Foundation become Official Charity Partners of GolfSixes

More news




Alexander Levy boosts Ryder Cup chances with Trophée Hassan II win

Valero Texas Open: Andrew Landry wins first PGA title

Kirk Triplett & Paul Broadhurst win Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf

Latest Official World Golf Ranking

Current European Tour Race to Dubai Standings

Current PGA Tour FedEx Cup Standings

Rickie Fowler, Puma & Arnie Army to honor Arnold Palmer

Sketchers unveil 2018 GO GOLF collection

Inbee Park returns to top of Rolex Rankings

Gwlady Nocera announces pregnancy & retirement

New activities to promote women's & girls' golf

Jenny Haglund wins Lalla Meryem Cup

Moriya Jutanugarn wins first LPGA title at Hugel-JTBC LA Open

More news

© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2018 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us