Tiger Woods targets short-game improvement

Tiger Woods remains adamant that his game is on the up despite being without a win since his Australian Masters victory in November 2009, although he is targeting an improvement in his short-game

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods remains adamant that his game is on the up despite being without a win since his Australian Masters victory in November 2009, although he is targeting an improvement in his short-game.

The 14-time Major winner lost in the first round of the recent WGC-Accenture Match Play to Thomas Bjorn. "I hit two terrible pitch shots on the back nine and have worked hard to

change my release with my chipping," said Woods, on his website (opens in new tab).

"As I've said, my swing is still a work in progress, and it takes time to get comfortable with everything. It's hard to implement all these changes.

"I just have to keep moving forward. I'm light years ahead of where I was at the end of last summer."

Woods' comments, made on his own blog (opens in new tab), come at a time when he's on the verge on moving to a new home in Jupiter, Florida, where work is nearly complete on his extensive new pratice facility (opens in new tab).

"It's phenomenal," said Woods. "Working with my team, I designed the short-game facility and oversaw its construction.

"It features four greens, six bunkers with different depths and kinds of sand, a video centre and a putting studio. If no wind is blowing, the longest club I can hit is a 7-iron. It's also set up so I can hit shots out of my second-story studio."

The 35-year old is playing in the second WGC of the season, the WGC-Cadillac Championship that gets underway on Thursday.

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