Tiger looking for great golf season

09/10/2019 Posted by admin

Tiger Woods, who is finding a 15th major title the most difficult of his career to win, says he will not need a major triumph for this to be a great season.

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Woods, who has won five US PGA titles this season, will try to end a five-year major win drought starting Thursday at the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

The world number one has not had a major win since taking his 14th crown at the 2008 US Open.

Asked if his 15th had become the toughest to win, Woods replied: “It kind of seems that way.

“I’ve had my opportunities on the back nine of probably half of those Sundays for the last five years and just haven’t won it. But the key is to keep giving myself chances and eventually I will start getting them.”

Woods once judged a great season by whether or not it contained a major title, but his standards appear to have softened.

“It has been a great year for me so far, winning five times,” Woods said. “I think winning one major championship automatically means you had a great year.”

After settling for a share of sixth at the British Open three weeks ago as he struggled to read the speed of the greens, Woods has devoted most of his first two practice rounds at Oak Hill to chipping and putting.

“There are quite a few subtleties,” Woods said. “These little ridges and waves in the greens, a little bit of grain here and there. They are tough.”

Woods said a child was nearly injured Tuesday when he went to sign some autographs.

“She was just on the ground crying. People get so aggressive for autographs. You try and sign but sometimes the adults start running over the little kids up front.”

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