Tiger Woods’ ‘most rewarding’ 12 months left him exhausted | Golf


Tiger Woods admits he was exhausted by the “most rewarding” 12 months of his golf profession.

Woods surged again into rivalry on the PGA Tour in 2018, securing top-10 finishes on the final two majors of the season, earlier than profitable the Tour Championship — his first title since 2013 — and competing on the Ryder Cup.

However Woods tackled a packed schedule because the season reached its conclusion, bemoaning the warmth that contributed to psychological, bodily and emotional exhaustion.

“I used to be not bodily ready to play that a lot golf on the finish of the 12 months,” he mentioned at a information convention forward of the Hero World Problem within the Bahamas. 

“I had taken days off right here and there, tournaments off, to attempt to preserve power and ensure my physique was nonetheless good, however I ended up taking part in seven out of 9 to finish the 12 months.

“And it is a type of years the place it is by no means been this scorching. Each single event was simply stifling. It was laborious for me to keep up my power and my weight via all of that. I are likely to lose loads of weight after I play and that was one of many struggles.

“I used to be exhausted by the point I bought to the Ryder Cup. I used to be worn out, mentally, bodily and emotionally.”

However Woods thought of his 2018 efforts to be totally worthwhile, saying: “It has been essentially the most rewarding [year], as a result of there was some extent the place I did not know if I’d ever do that once more.

“Then I bought myself into some extent the place, early on, I confirmed myself that I might win a golf event by ending second at Tampa [Valspar Championship].

“I had the failures at Bay Hill [Arnold Palmer Invitational] and The Open Championship and the PGA [Championship], however I simply felt like I used to be getting a bit bit nearer to it.

“You all the time hear me say that it is a course of however, for those who take a look at this complete 12 months, it actually was a course of. You noticed me have flashes after which rework just a few issues right here and there.

“In the direction of the tip of the 12 months, I simply grew to become an increasing number of constant as a event participant once more.”

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