Woods optimistic of ‘great things’ for 2018
Tiger Woods, below, says he hopes to achieve “something big” in the next phase of his playing career as he targets tournament success in the new year. A promising return to action at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas four weeks ago indicated the 14-time major winner may become a title contender again in the autumn of his career. Woods, who turns 42 on Saturday, had started just three events since August 2015 before launching his latest comeback after spinal fusion surgery. Following four back operations in the space of three years, Woods is guarded about how his body will hold up to week-to-week golf on the PGA Tour. But he appears to have grounds for optimism as he looks ahead to 2018, and back on the past 12 months. “It’s been a year filled with ups and downs, but I am very optimistic about 2018 and looking forward to great things on and off the golf course,” he wrote on his personal website.