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Masters champion Tiger Woods
Masters champion Tiger Woods

By Carl Markham

Masters champion Tiger Woods insists he is concentrating his comeback on one tournament at a time and he has no designs on becoming the dominating figure he was in his pomp.

A 15th Major - and first for 11 years - was secured at Augusta in an emotional return to golf's premier winner's circle after several back surgeries had put the 43-year-old's career in doubt.

But, while Woods is back on the trail of Jack Nicklaus' long-standing record of 18 Majors, he was keen to stress he has not given any thought to re-establishing the grip he held over the game for a decade.

"Whether I'm dominant or not going forward, that remains to be seen," Woods said ahead of this week's US PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York.

"What I know is I need to give myself the best chance to win the events that I play in, and sometimes that can be taking a little bit more breaks here and there and making sure that I am ready to go and being able to give it my best at those events."

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