‘WEARY’ WOODS TO AD­JUST SCHED­ULE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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.

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