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Tiger shrugs off slump

2011-11-03 09:02

Singapore - Faltering golf great Tiger Woods on Thursday dismissed his two-year slump as just one of the sport's "ebbs and flows" during a surprise visit to Singapore.

The 14-time major champion, now ranked 56 following injury and lurid revelations about his private life, said all golfers experienced highs and lows.

"If you look at everyone's career, you have these ebb and flows," Woods said during the tightly controlled visit, according to the Straits Times.

"Hopefully the low periods are very small, and very short, and the high periods last for a long time.

"So we all go through it. Unfortunately I've been through a last couple of years where I really haven't played as well as I like."

He added: "Now I'm healthy again, playing again, playing more, and playing consistently. So I'm looking forward to the end of this year and going into next year."

The former world number one, who dropped out of the top 50 last month, is en route to Australia, where he will play this month's Australian Open and Presidents Cup.

He visited nightspots and held a private clinic during his brief stopover, and stunned recreational players after turning up unannounced at a Singapore golf course, reports said.

AFP

Comments
  • Mike - 2011-11-03 10:14

    Tiger played in Singapore against the club captain who gave him 5 shots and beat him easily. After golf he went clubbing and got another 5 shots ! The sheep in Australia are looking forward to his return, and are bidding for the left and right rough on all the holes, hoping Tiger will be way off course with his driving.

      Nic - 2011-11-05 10:57

      dump comment. shows your class...

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