Last week, Tiger Woods was forced to prematurely end his performance at the Northern Trust tournament due to back problems, which has not happened to him since April 2017. The legendary golfer hoped that he would be able to recover by the next start. Now Woods has arrived at the Medinah Golf Club. Tiger said, that he was feeling «much better» before the performance in the pro-am round of the BMW Championship.
«I feel much better», - Woods reassured journalists and fans. – I was pleased to receive several days of rest, and I dedicated them to calm down a bit and undergo a lot of medical procedures. Today I went through nine holes and I played well, which pleases. I refrained from passing the second nine and practiced a bit in chips and putting. And I didn’t experience the problems that took place on Friday»
Recall, that Tiger Woods rolled back to 38th place in the FedEx Cup standings. This week Woods needs to finish at least 11th, then to get a chance to defend his title at East Lake Golf Club next week. Tiger shared his plans for the upcoming Presidential Cup, where he will lead the USA team. Woods admitted that he doesn’t lose hope of breaking into the number of eight golfers who will receive automatic invitations to the team. At the moment, the captain of the American team takes only 13th place in the list of applicants, and even a victory this week will not allow him to fly into the top 8.
«I'm trying my best to break into the team independently», - said Tiger. – I want to enter the backbone of the team. I have to work hard for this. I need to perform well this week so that this can happen. If this doesn’t happen, we will choose four more players together with my assistants in addition to the eight participants. Even if I don’t enter their number, then, in any case, I will go to Australia. Even if not as a player».