28 Nov 2018, 10:31 IST
Nassau (Bahamas), Nov 28 (AFP) A rejuvenated Tiger Woods will head into the New 12 months excited figuring out he is received six of his 14 Main Championship titles on three of the 4 2019 host venues.
Former world primary Woods made a profitable return to golf this yr after lacking a lot of the earlier two seasons by way of damage.
Whereas Woods completed his season with a dramatic, emotional win within the Tour Championship in Atlanta in September, he fell brief within the season’s Majors, tying for sixth on the British Open and ending runner-up on the PGA Championship.
Subsequent yr nevertheless Woods’ Main marketing campaign will function three stops on programs the place he was received earlier than.
In addition to 4 victories within the Masters at Augusta Nationwide, Woods has additionally received at Pebble Seaside, venue for the US Open, and Bethpage Black in New York’s Lengthy Island, which is internet hosting the PGA Championship.
“The Main venues for subsequent yr do excite me as I’ve received on three of the 4,” Woods informed AFP.
Woods mentioned his performances within the remaining two Majors of 2018 instructed he was near profitable his 15th large one.
“What I did within the final two main championships, I gave myself an opportunity to win each of them and I used to be proper there,” Woods mentioned in Albany, the place he was talking forward of this week’s Hero World Problem.
“That is finally what we need to have occur. Now it is about attempting to get the whole lot to peak collectively like I did for these two weeks to do it once more 4 extra instances. That is the trick.
“As you take a look at anybody who’s ever performed this sport, that’s the most troublesome factor to do on this sport. That is why most individuals have not received numerous main championships, as a result of it is so laborious to do.
“Fortuitously, I used to be capable of do it 14 instances and hopefully extra sooner or later.” –
Captain’s function –
Woods in the meantime mentioned his enthusiasm to characterize the USA in staff occasions was undiminished regardless of an sad return to obligation on the Ryder Cup in September.
The 42-year-old mentioned he’s decided to be a taking part in captain when he skippers the USA within the Presidents Cup in Royal Melbourne.
Woods would develop into the primary “taking part in” captain for the reason that inaugural occasion in 1994 when Hale Irwin captained the victorious USA aspect.
“Sure, I want to captain the aspect and there was that precedent already been set, 1994 when Hale Irwin was captain,” mentioned Woods.
“If I make the staff on factors, sure, I will play.”
Woods in the meantime defended his participation in final week’s head-to-head $9 million winner-take-all contest towards Phil Mickelson final week in Las Vegas, which was criticised as a cash-grab by some critics.
“I believe we have some constructive suggestions general,” Woods mentioned of the encounter, which was received by Mickelson.
“Clearly, there’s some issues we are able to do so far as interplay and so far as play. I want we each would have performed higher, however neither one in every of us putted effectively that day and there have been some powerful gap areas on the market.”
“So, perhaps going ahead, simply do not fairly have the greens so quick or the pins so troublesome, but additionally as brief because the golf course was taking part in, we should always have made no less than seven, eight birdies a chunk. We simply didn’t
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