Tiger Woods: ‘I know what I’m doing’


Tiger Woods was once the greatest player in the world in any sport. It got to a point where it was surprising when Woods didn’t win a tournament, perhaps the highest compliment you can give a player in a field that dwarfs them numerically. These days, Woods is in a massive funk and can’t seem to get out of this rut.

Woods, who is currently ranked as the 220th player in the world, is still working on perfecting his swing. With the way he has looked in all facets this season, it probably isn’t a bad idea to keep tinkering. However, Woods doesn’t want to hear from the outside critics, telling Steve DiMeglio of USA Today that he has it under control.

"“I know what I am doing out here on the golf course,” said Woods, who shot 71-69 to miss the cut in 2012 in his only other appearance in The Greenbrier. “I know what it feels like. I know where my game is and what progress I have or haven’t made. That’s what I’m concerned about. And Chris and I and one my buddies, Rob (McNamara), is always around. We know what’s going on and what the baseline has been shifted and where things are currently and where we need to get to in the future.”"

This week, Woods is playing at the Old White TPC, looking to get back on track before the summer gets into its main schedule. Of course, there are two majors to be played with the British Open and PGA Championship. Woods was an absolute disaster at the U.S. Open, missing the cut with an embarrassing performance over the first two days.

Still, Woods is hopeful that his career isn’t mired on the back nine for good, despite all appearances, per DiMeglio.

"“I made a little bit of progress since last time I played. Obviously (that’s) not really saying much, but I’m looking forward to tomorrow,” Woods, 39, told reporters Wednesday about his game since the U.S. Open. “Really looking forward to competing again and getting out here and playing."

Woods has won 14 career majors, four behind Jack Nicklaus for the all-time record. It once seemed like there was never any doubt. Now, it appears Woods has no chance.