Woods eyes Masters

FORMER World No1 Tiger Woods believes his game is coming together in time for The Masters next month.

The 14-time major winner has not won a major tournament since 2008, but having been out of the game for long periods due to injury and the breakdown of his marriage, he says he is now rediscovering his best form.

And under the guidance of coach Sean Foley, who he began working with in August last year, he says the changes to his swing are beginning to reap the rewards.

Asked if everything was coming together in time for him to be a threat in Augusta. Woods said: “Absolutely. The key is to peak four times a year and that has always been the goal.

“When I was in junior golf it was about peaking for the Junior World Championships and then eventually became the US Champ.

“When I was in Amateur golf it was the U.S. Amateurs and when I turned Pro it was the four events a year.

“It is nice to win other tournaments. But winning one of the four or all four, that is what you are remembered for.”

Woods remains four major’s short of Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18, but says while he does not know if he will dominate the sport as he did in the early 2000s, he is confident of adding to his long list of tournament wins.

“It is not about dominating the game,” Woods added. “I am looking to win golf tournaments. It is about being able to progress the whole time. If I am able to do that then I am going to win my share of tournaments. I have been on these little runs before and hopefully I can get on another one with Sean.”

His game aside, Woods says he starting to appreciate his fans more and is thankful to them for sticking by him during his difficult time both on and off the course.

He added: “I am so much more grateful for my fans and I am trying to show more appreciation.”