Tiger Woods: I’m heading in right direction

Tiger Woods insists he is close to contending on a weekly basis, even if recent results suggest otherwise. “I think I’m headed in the right direction,” Woods said at Congressional Country Club, where he was promoting the AT&T National which takes place from 28 June to 1 July.

“I’m going to try to continue to improve in incremental steps in every facet of my game and try to make every facet of my game more efficient.”

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Woods has one PGA Tour victory this year, but his game has hit a slump recently with a missed cut in Charlotte as well as 40th-place finishes at The Masters and Players Championship.

“I’ve just played three events – I won a tournament [four] tournaments ago,” Woods said. “If I get more efficient at what I’m doing, then I’m going to win golf tournaments.”

Woods won at Congressional in 2009 before the event moved to suburban Philadelphia to make way for last year’s US Open. Injury prevented Woods from participating in Rory McIlroy’s big win. “Unfortunately, I was in a position where I couldn’t play and it was tough because I missed out on a golf course I know, that I’ve won on and that I love,” Woods said.