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Woods planning his 2018 schedule around majors

2017-12-04 13:49:00, Views: 9, ICS

Woods planning his 2018 schedule around majors

Tiger Woods will be targeting golf's majors again in 2018 after an encouraging performance on his return at the Hero World Challenge.

Woods wasn't sure if he'd ever play competitive golf again a few months ago, but he admits to being "excited" about the future following his pain-free outing in the Bahamas.

The 41-year-old posted three sub-70 rounds at the Albany Club to finish in a tie for ninth place in the 18-man invitational event.

His eight-under-par total was good enough to beat world No.1 Dustin Johnson, FedEx Cup winner and world No. 3 Justin Thomas and US Open champion Brooks Koepka and it lifted Woods from 1,199th to 668th in the world golf rankings.

"I'm excited," said Woods, who was playing his first tournament for 301 days since pulling out the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

"My expectations are we'll be playing next year. We're going to figure out what's the best way for me to build my schedule for the major championships."

Woods, who has had eight separate injury lay-offs since winning his 14th and most recent major - the 2008 US Open, will carefully plan his schedule for next year.

"I don't know what golf courses I'll be playing and what's the best way to go about it," he added.

"We'll sit down with the whole team and we'll figure it out - where I'm going to start, how much I'm going to play, rest periods, training cycles, the whole nine yards."


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