Tiger Woods hopes to snap his run of lacklustre performances at the U.S. Open this week, just about a yr after his final PGA Tour victory. Woods has but to end within the best 10 of any match for the reason that recreation returned after being suspended due to the radical coronavirus, whilst his final victory got here at the Zozo Championship final October when he equalled Sam Snead’s file 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 some of the extra enduring careers in golfing, in spite of 4 again surgical procedures that had as soon as put his long term within the recreation doubtful.
Woods, who has 15 main titles – 3 wanting Jack Nicklaus’ all-time file, stated final month that he was once having a look to blank up his recreation forward of the U.S. Open – which was once driven again from June to Sept. 17-20 due to the COVID-19 outbreak
He instructed journalists on Tuesday, then again, that he was once now not making an attempt any radical new approaches to hanging.
“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 were given his first main identify after an 11-year drought at the Masters final yr, appearing he stays a contender at the recreation’s largest phases.
Yet Winged Foot Golf Club will be offering little aid will have to the three-times U.S. Open champion slip up and there shall be a lot of contenders able to pounce if he does, together with international primary and 2016 champion Dustin Johnson, in addition to quantity two Jon Rahm, who’s gunning for his first-ever main identify.
“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 through Amy Tennery; Editing through Toby Davis)