Tiger Woods hopes to snap his run of lacklustre performances on the U.S. Open this week, almost a yr after his last PGA Tour victory. Woods has but to complete within the high 10 of any event because the sport returned after being suspended because of the novel coronavirus, whereas his last victory arrive on the Zozo Championship last October when he equalled Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins.
“This year I really haven’t putted as well as I wanted to, and the times I did make a few swing mistakes, I missed it in the wrong spots,” stated Woods.
“I’ve compounded mistakes here and there that ended up not making me able to make pars or a birdie run, and consequently I haven’t put myself in contention to win events.”
The 44-year-old has loved one of many additional enduring careers in golf, regardless of 4 back surgical procedures that had one time put his future within the sport unsure.
Woods, who has 15 main titles – three in need of Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record, stated last month that he was seeking to clear up his game forward of the U.S. Open – which was pushed back from June to Sept. 17-20 because of the COVID-19 outbreak
He instructed reporters on Tuesday, nevertheless, that he was not attempting any radical new approaches to placing.
“I have changed the routine and some of the things that I’ve done over the years, but I still go back to what my dad always taught me, which is obviously putt to the picture,” stated Woods.
“Whatever I’m working on at that particular time, once I get out there and I putt, just putt.”
Woods bought his first main title after an 11-year drought on the Masters last yr, exhibiting he stays a contender on the game’s largest levels.
Yet Winged Foot Golf Club will supply little aid ought to the three-times U.S. Open champion slip up and there can be loads of contenders able to pounce if he does, together with world primary and 2016 champion Dustin Johnson, in addition to no. two Jon Rahm, who’s gunning for his first-ever main title.
“The winning scores here have never traditionally been very low. I don’t see that changing this week. The golf course is going to be hard,” stated Woods.
“It depends on how difficult they want to set up these pins, give us a chance at it.”
(Reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by Toby Davis)