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At peace with himself, Tiger Woods not chasing Majors

04 December 2019

Of course with the back-and-forth nature of setting up matches in the Presidents Cup, Woods could be the man in control of who he plays.

The Hero World Problem begins on Wednesday and options all however one member of the USA workforce.

Eleven of the 12 players in the United States side, including playing captain Woods, are teeing up in this week's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, the odd one out being Dustin Johnson, who is having another week of physical therapy after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery following the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta in September.

Woods is a Presidents Cup bully too.

"When I took the job as captain, I jokingly said I'd like to be a playing captain", he stated on Tuesday. "It was a joke but it turned into reality, and here we are, the second playing captain in the history of the President's Cup".

However again to the costume rehearsal.

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Woods, a five-time victor at the Hero World Challenge, will be looking to close the year with a third win, after the Masters and the Zozo Championships in Japan.

In a Presidents Cup phone conference, Fowler said he it was a humbling experience to be picked by Tiger Woods, the vice captains, Zach Johnson, Fred Couples and Steve Stricker and by the members of the team.

"I do feel like there's guys that I know better and that I've played with more and I feel like there is a better fit when it comes to that", he added. "It's a busy two weeks for the guys that are here. Just be in the competitive flow for two weeks, it's fantastic".

Woods declined an offer of around $3 million to play the upcoming Saudi event, according to ESPN.com.

The Hero World Problem runs Wednesday to Saturday, afterwards Woods and the People head to Australia. So this is the 2019 Presidents Cup team, so enjoy, be a part of it.

"I understand the politics behind it", Woods said at a news conference.

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"I need to keep practising, I need to keep working on my game, make sure I have all my feels and my game is sharp and ready to go, because at minimum next week I'll be responsible for two points", said Woods.

Above all, Woods says he's searching for honesty from his gamers.

"The only time I'm able to do that and pair up guys with friends is the first day".

"I don't want to say Tiger doesn't have a good record but you look at his match-play record through the years and I think the other players, they really get up to play against Tiger, as well they should". It will remain in a lock box. He told the website of the decision, "I just don't want to go over there. If you don't, then it's between us".

Battling high winds and struggling to get any approach shots close despite having success off the tee with his driver, Woods made the turn at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas at 2 over, near the back of the pack among the 18-man field.

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At peace with himself, Tiger Woods not chasing Majors