With almost two months gone by since Tiger Woods last round of golf on the PGA Tour, the former number one in the world is ready to go this week at the Fry's.com open in San Martin, CA. Woods spoke to the media after his Wednesday morning practice session, stating that he's been practicing hard and "learning to go low again."
Tiger looked energized and healthy as he talked to the media, seeming satisfied with his practice session earlier Wednesday:
"I'm very pleased with every facet of my game, "Im getting back to my normal routine. I've had plenty of time to practice."
Tiger has been spending his time at his compound/residence on Jupiter Island, where he recently shot a 62 at his new home course, Greg Norman's Medalist Golf Club. If that's not a good sign I don't know what is, but he might just be ready to have that break out week that we were accustomed to seeing.
I've been playing a lot of golf at home, 36 holes a day. When I shot the 62, it was easy and I left a few shots out there."
Woods has never played the Fry's.com Open nor has he played the course, CordeValle, until this week. He will also will be hitting the links with a new caddie on the bag, veteran Joe LaCava. LaCava recently decided to part ways with Dustin Johnson and pick up where Steve WIlliams left off.
"Joe came out last week and got the yardages, I told him what I like, what I look for," Woods said.
Woods said his only shortcoming this week so far is his putting as he is getting used to the rain soaked greens at CordeValle, as he's been practicing on much faster greens.
"They're much slower here so I'll go out and do some more work on that this afternoon," Woods said.
Tiger also mentioned he is going to try and go the his alma mater Stanford's football game this Saturday against Colorado, mentioning he hasn't been to one in a while. "Hopefully I can get tickets" he said with a smile.
Woods will be playing the first two rounds with UCLA's amateur sensation Patrick Cantlay and 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen. They undoubtedly will get some huge followings as the world watches to see what Tiger will do.