‘WEARY’ WOODS TO ADJUST SCHEDULE
TIGER WOODS (caricature) plans to modify his tournament schedule next year after admitting being exhausted during a busy close to his comeback season following injury. The 14-times major winner enjoyed a strong finish on his return to golf following spinal-fusion surgery in 2017, playing in 18 PGA Tour events – the most he has been involved in since 2012. But he admitted it was a mistake to take on such a heavy schedule, participating in seven events in the final nine weeks. “I was not physically prepared to play that much golf at the end of the year,” Woods said ahead of this week’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, an event he hosts. “It was just hard for me to maintain my strength and my weight through all that. I tend to lose a lot of weight when I play. I was exhausted by the time I got to the Ryder Cup. I was worn out mentally, physically, emotionally. “I played all my good tournaments when I had time off and I felt rested,” said the former world No. 1.