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Woods aims to end lacklustre run at U.S. Open

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Woods aims to end lacklustre run at U.S. Open

By Amy Tennery

 

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Sep 15, 2020; Mamaroneck, New York, USA; Tiger Woods meets the media after his practice round for the 2020 U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 

MAMARONECK, New York (Reuters) - Tiger Woods hopes to snap his run of lacklustre performances at the U.S. Open this week, nearly a year after his last PGA Tour victory.

 

Woods has yet to finish in the top 10 of any tournament since the sport returned after being suspended due to the novel coronavirus, while his last victory came at 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," said 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 enjoyed one of the more enduring careers in golf, despite four back surgeries that had once put his future in the sport in doubt.

 

Woods, who has 15 major titles - three short of Jack Nicklaus' all-time record, said last month that he was looking to clean up his game ahead of the U.S. Open - which was pushed back from June to Sept. 17-20 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

He told reporters on Tuesday, however, that he was not trying any radical new approaches to putting.

 

"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," said Woods.

 

"Whatever I'm working on at that particular time, once I get out there and I putt, just putt."

 

Woods got his first major title after an 11-year drought at the Masters last year, showing he remains a contender on the sport's biggest stages.

 

Yet Winged Foot Golf Club will offer little relief should the three-times U.S. Open champion slip up and there will be plenty of contenders ready to pounce if he does, including world number one and 2016 champion Dustin Johnson, as well as number two Jon Rahm, who is gunning for his first-ever major 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," said 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)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-09-16
 
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Tiger Woods is a busted flush right now and not  newsworthy any more.

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:cheesy: They keep clinging to this old, broken down, has-been. He'll be extremely lucky to make the cut. For him now...making the cut and playing the weekend is the best he can hope for. Doubtful he even makes the cut.  :clap2:

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On 9/16/2020 at 12:15 PM, Jonnapat said:

and not  newsworthy any more.

To you possibly. I am guessing but probably just as well that you are not in the "news" business......:biggrin:

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I  can empthize  with the  fact that  his personal run is  over  but  hard to accept.

But  who knows ?

That his name  features possibly  means he at least still gets  appearance  money .

 

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