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Added October 12th, 2011 by Chalk

Tiger Woods Happy To Play His Own Tournament In December

Tiger Woods was at a press spectacle in Hollywood on Tuesday to promote the Chevron World Challenge, a tournament he hosts in December that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. Tiger said he was happy he was even eligible to play since it’s only open to players in the Top 50 of the world rankings at the end of September when Tiger was still No. 49.

Tiger’s fallen even farther the last weeks to No. 52, but he blamed his two-year winless drought on injuries:

It’s been a tough time in that regard. But then again, I have to put it in perspective too, and that’s that I’ve been hurt. I haven’t been able to practice or play. On top of that, how are you supposed to implement swing changes? I changed coaches during that same time period. So, it’s like, `OK, well, yeah, I hadn’t won,’ but in order to win there are steps and there are building blocks to get to that point.

So, Tiger, when will you win? “Hopefully soon.” Still think you can win four majors to tie the record held by Jack Nicklaus? “Absolutely.”

And how about getting your world ranking up? “I won, what, seven times around the world [in 2009], so all those points are coming off. Unfortunately, I fell quite a bit, and I fell fast. Good news is, by playing next year, I have no points coming off, so I can start rebuilding.

Tiger’s playing schedule for the rest of the year is the Australian Open and Presidents Cup next month, then the 18-golfer Chevron World Challenge the first weekend of December.

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