Tiger Woods Slowly Build Toward The Masters

Slums MAG Staff: Renay Marie

Tiger Woods got a taste of another trophy during the final round of the Players Championship game. Woods had no three-putts, which is an improvement for him compared to past games. During the game he  was just 70th in the field in strokes. Leading him to have one of his best weeks of the year off the tee, finishing fifth in the field in strokes gained and taking some confidence with him.

“I’m excited the way I drove it,” said Woods, who dropped from 11th to 13th in the world ranking. “I drove the ball well this week. I drove it not quite as long on the weekend with a little bit cooler temperatures, but I was driving it pretty straight, and I was able to shape the golf ball both ways with all three of my woods, which was good to see.”

It was also impressive that Woods posted his best round of the tournament in the most trying conditions. A good bit of it was played in the rain, and the temperatures were cool and blustery. He navigated well a course that has traditionally given him fits.

Now Woods will get on a regular schedule of not playing consecutive events until the end of July. Whether that suits him better remains to be seen, but he seems to believe that less is more.”As I’ve said, I’m not going to play as much as I did last year,” he said.

Woods is skipping this week’s Valspar Championship, where he tied for second last year, instead opting for the WGC-Dell Match Play next week. It is a tournament he has not played since 2013, nor has he played at Austin Country Club or in the round-robin format now used by the tournament.

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