Excite

Tiger gears up for Masters

One golfer is looking in ominously fine form going into the Masters at Augusta. The face that the golfer in question is Tiger Woods should make the rest of the Masters field be afraid, Very afraid.

Woods won his first PGA tournament in 30 months when he secured the Arnold Palmer Invitational, comfortably beating the British golfers Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter. The win takes him up to sixth place in the rankings after dropping out of the top 50 last year.

Woods hasn’t won a major since 2008, and is chasing his 15th at Augusta. "I am excited, there's no doubt," he said. "It's always fun to get there and play and I'm looking forward to the momentum I've built up here. I still need some work, and it's going to be good to get a week off and work on a few things."

Woods feels his game is sound, with no major changes required. "Each day there was a little bit of fine-tuning here and there, and we were able to make those adjustments, which was good. It's been a lot of hard work and I'm so thankful for a lot of people helping me out along the way. They all know who they are."

That was probably a passing reference to the physios and medical team that got Woods back into shape. There had been fears that he would miss the Masters because of an achilles tendon strain in his left ankle. Instead he goes to Augusta in his best shape for years.

United Kingdom - Excite Network Copyright ©1995 - 2017