As the Hero World Challenge is underway in The Bahamas, Tiger Woods may appear to be taking it easy in the four-day event in which he is the host.
The other professional golfers at the tournament may be looking for his signature playing style, expecting to be wowed by the greatest golfer of all time.
However, the 43-year-old clarified that he is not in the event to impress. At this point, Woods stated that he is merely getting by and ensuring that he is updated with golfing events.
Former world number one Justin Thomas has been Woods’s partner at the Caribbean golfing event for two succeeding years already.
He said that he observed Woods giving his superb shots like “the ones that made you stop and think a second,” yet his playing consistency was absent.
The young professional golfer, however, believed that Woods could win this year, provided that he keeps a sound health condition.
Being number 13 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Woods explained that he would like to prevent getting exhausted again.
As most golfing fans would expect, 2018 has been hectic for the professional golfer.
In August, Woods played at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational held at the Firestone Country Club’s South Course in Akron, Ohio.
The 2013 PGA Player of the Year was also present during the four FedExCup Playoff tournaments held from mid-August to mid-September.
In this event, the $10-million prize money was bagged by British professional golfer, Justin Rose.
At this point, Woods has not thought about his playing schedule for 2019 yet. But he is grateful because he will have more downtime at the end of the season, unlike this year.
Within nine weeks this year, he had already played seven times in important matches.
Exposed under hot and sunny weather most of the time, Woods cited there was a time when he was not able to regain his energy yet.
However, he needed to head to the 42nd Ryder Cup Matches in Paris on the last week of September.
He was also present at the Tour Championship in the same month in which he gained his impassioned victory. All of these gave him burnouts.
Nevertheless, although not making much effort at this time, the three-time career Grand Slam achiever affirmed that he is confident he would gain tournament victories again.
Keegan Bradley, who ranks 29th in the PGA World Ranking, echoed Thomas’s observations.
Merely gathering some momentum and with the right dose of confidence, Woods will perform his best again, he said.