Woods gets off to slow 2011 start

(China Daily)
Updated: 2011-02-01 07:55
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A new season produced another disappointing week for former world No 1 Tiger Woods.

The 14-time major champion had won his past five starts at Torrey Pines, including four straight US PGA Tour titles and the 2008 US Open.

He has seven pro victories here in total and had never before finished outside the top 10.

But he departs still in search of his first victory since the Australian Masters in November 2009.

Woods acknowledged he had higher hopes for the week after progress late last year and in the off-season with the swing changes he implemented with coach Sean Foley.

"Absolutely," he said. "I started out hitting it pretty good out here this week. I really did, and it progressively got worse."

He said he would put in some more work with Foley before the Dubai Desert Classic on Feb 10-13.

"We have some things that we need to work on," Woods said. "I can do it on the range, but it's a little different when I've got to bring it out here and I've got to shape the shots."

Agence France-Presse

(China Daily 02/01/2011 page23)