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Tiger Woods in no rush despite signs of return to form at Masters


Former world number one Tiger Woods

Former world number one Tiger Woods

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Former world number one Tiger Woods

Former world number one Tiger Woods is unsure of when he will play again despite comfortably his best performance of the season in the Masters.

Woods (pictured) had started just two tournaments in 2015 before competing at Augusta National, shooting a career-worst 82 in Phoenix and then withdrawing after 11 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open due to injury.

The 39-year-old went into the final round in a tie for fifth with Rory McIlroy and finished joint 17th after a closing 73.

His performance in the Masters suggests he is on the right road to improvement, but asked when he would compete on the PGA Tour again, Woods added: "It's not going to be for a while. I have a little time off, and I'll go back to the drawing board, work on it again and refine what I'm doing.

"I really like what I'm doing, I got my distance back and everything is good. Now my short game's my strength again, which is good stuff."

He injured his right hand in his final round on Sunday after appearing to hit a hidden tree root when playing his second shot out of the pine straw on the ninth.

"A bone kind of popped out and a joint went out of place but I put it back in," Woods said.

"It hurt. It definitely hurt. I didn't know there was a tree root there. I drove the club straight into it."

Belfast Telegraph

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