Woods hopes for more Major success
World number one Tiger Woods is confident that he will be able to win a Major in 2014 after failing to triumph at any of the four leading tournaments in world golf since his US Open success in 2008.
The perennial favourite in the golf betting will launch his 2014 campaign at this month’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, a tournament he has won seven times.
Woods won the event last year by four strokes as he secured the 75th PGA Tour title of his career. He has also won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the Arnold Palmer Invitational on seven occasions.
However, people who bet on golf know Woods has struggled in the Majors in recent years and it is now five-and-a-half years since he claimed the US Open by beating Rocco Mediate in a playoff.
Since then he has secured top-ten finishes in nine Majors with his second place at the 2009 US PGA Championship being the closest he has come to adding to his 14 Major successes.
Woods enjoyed a very successful 2013 campaign, winning five times on the PGA Tour and finishing the year as the world’s number one golfer.
“Pretty damn good year,” Woods said of his 2013 season. “Five wins, and you know, on some pretty good venues, so very pleased with the year.
“I’m really excited about the major championships in 2014. I’ve won at three of the four venues – Augusta National, Valhalla Golf Club, where the PGA Championship will be held, and Royal Liverpool for the British Open as well as on Pinehurst No. 2 for the US Open. I’m trending the right way.
“But I still need to practice, work, grind, and prepare, and have my game come together those four times a year. And I hope that will happen.”