ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / GolfSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Tiger happy with 2012, despite major drought(Agencies) Updated:2012-09-20 10:30Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallATLANTA – Tiger Woods has not won a major title in more than four years but he is delighted with his progress this season, highlighted by three victories on the PGA Tour, after a frustrating 2011 campaign cut short by injury.
The American former world number one missed three months, and two of the four majors, last year after injuring his Achilles during the Masters in April.
“This has been a really good season to come back from last year, not being able to play at all, and then being able to train properly and practise properly,” Woods told reporters on Wednesday ahead of this weeks Tour Championship.
“Hence Im producing the results I know I can produce. Ive made some great strides this year. I went from probably most of my career not being a very good driver of the ball to now being one of the better ones out here on tour.
“That is exciting for me. That is one of the reasons why my scoring average is where its at right now. Ive been very consistent.”
Helped by his three wins on the 2012 PGA Tour, Woods lies second behind Rory McIlroy in the FedExCup points standings coming into this week for the fourth and final playoff event of the season.
He also occupies second place in the scoring average charts, his 68.892 being trumped only by McIlroys 68.836.
“My short game is finally starting to come around too, which is nice,” said Woods. “I made some good changes this summer, and theyre finally starting to click in.”
Putting it TogetherAsked what he still needed to do to clinch a 15th major title, Woods replied: “I think just putting it all together at the right time. Ive put it together at three events this year. They just happen to be not the major championships.
“I just need to have those weeks where I put it together and coincide with a major. Theyre not easy to do. I havent really done it that often. Ive done it 14 times … so theyre a little harder to do.”
Woods won the most recent of his 14 major titles at the 2008 U.S. Open before his game went into decline after the 2009 season following assorted leg injuries and the breakdown of his marriage.
However, the American has been in good health since October and he ended a two-year winless streak with victory in December at the limited-field Chevron World Challenge which he hosts in California.
This week, though, Woods is fully focused on trying to land FedExCup honours for a third time, having previously triumphed in 2007 and 2009.
“It really would top it off,” the world number two said. “Ive had a really good season, and to win the Tour Championship, the FedExCup, and then have my fourth win … all of those are positive things.
“These are the 30 of the hottest players this year, so youre beating a really good field,” Woods said of the elite field at East Lake. “The guys are all playing well. Ive done it twice, and hopefully I can do it again.”
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