Cape Town – Its been five years since Tiger Woods last claimed victory in a professional golf tournament, however, the former world No 1 believes that he is ‘not that far off from winning’ again.
Woods’ last win came at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational way back in 2013 and it’s been a tough slog since then as the 42-year-old has battled with personal and injury problems.
2018 has shown glimpses of a return to form for the man who has 79 PGA Tour events to his name – in seven tournaments prior to this weekend Woods only missed one cut and recorded two top-10 finishes.
At the Players Championship, this weekend, that upward trend continued as rounds of 72-71-65-69 earned Woods a tie for 11th.
“I hit it so good,” Woods said at the conclusion of Sunday.
“It was nice. I had control of it from tee to green. I made some putts. I felt good on basically every facet of the game, and it’s weird, not to really mishit a shot today and only shoot three-under par is just weird because I played much better than that.”
As for the progress he has made upon his return from serious back-problems, Woods added that he is delighted with the direction he is moving in.
“There’s no way I would have predicted I would be at this point the beginning of the year,” he said.
“The way I was just coming back and just trying to get a feel for it and then hopefully have a schedule. Didn’t know.”