Tiger Woods is raring to go as he returns to Torrey Pines

Press Association Sport 09:12 23/01/2019
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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is relishing a return to Torrey Pines this week in his first PGA Tour event of 2019.

Woods won the last of his 14 Majors – the 2008 US Open – at the California course.

And he will contest the Farmers Insurance Open, starting on Thursday, four months after securing a memorable victory in the Tour Championship.

“It’s great to be back,” Woods told a press conference.

“I haven’t played on the Tour since September, so it’s been a while, and I am looking forward to getting started, looking forward to getting out there and playing.

“A lot of it (off-season) has been training, trying to get stronger.

“Last year, towards the end of the season, I got really tired because I didn’t expect to play that much golf at the end and I didn’t train for it.

“This off-season, I spent a lot of time in the gym and I’ve got a lot stronger and feel like my legs are there where they need to be, which they weren’t at the end of the season.”

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