The last time we saw Tiger Woods, he was hitting two of 14 fairways in the final round of the Masters. Speaking to the media at a press conference at TPC Sawgrass, a talkative and energetic Woods said he's made small swing tweaks in preparation for this week's Players Championship.
He's finally healthy enough to start loading up his practice and tournament schedules in the hopes of racking up wins to climb the rankings.
"I’ve had some pretty good practice sessions," Woods said. "My short game still feels really good. I've made a couple little swing tweaks since [Augusta] to keep improving, to keep working on it and keep getting better."
Woods played for the first time in two months at the Masters, finishing T17. He took a leave of absence to work on his game in February after a disastrous beginning to his 2015 season that saw him miss the cut at the Phoenix Open and withdraw from the Farmers Insurance Open.
"I’ve made some huge strides. Huge," said Woods when asked about how far he's come since then. "To go from that to what I was at Augusta...I worked my ass off to get to that point. I really did. To change all that and go into a major championship, basically untested and do what I did, I thought was pretty good for three days." Woods shot 73-69-68-73 in his four rounds at the Masters.