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Tiger Woods to Fans: Thanks For Your Support!

Tiger Woods to Fans: Thanks For Your Support!

Tiger Woods has sounded off on his Masters experience and thanked his fans for their support. Check it:

“I have to say it felt great to return to competition at the Masters Tournament. To actually contend in a major on the back nine Sunday and tie for fourth with very little preparation, with all that has transpired in my life, was pretty cool.

“I honestly didn’t know what to expect from the fans, but they were absolutely incredible from Monday through Sunday. It was unreal. They definitely helped me mentally to be more comfortable out there. I was hoping for the best. To get that type of warmth is something I did not expect and will never forget.

“It also felt great to be in the hunt again, but unfortunately, I didn’t have my game. I knew I needed to make a run, but I just didn’t have one in me. I had a terrible warm-up session Sunday, and it carried over to the first tee.”

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“As far as competing, it was just like riding a bike again. Once the tournament came, everything felt normal, and I fell into my old rhythm and routine. I didn’t even think about it; it just happened. My body knew what to do.

“I tried and wanted to interact with as many fans as I could. One little girl gave me a letter on the third tee, which was awfully sweet. I knew a few people in the gallery, including my mom, which was nice.

“It was also great to see all the guys. They had been asked a lot of questions in my absence and handled the distractions very well. I appreciate their support, but it felt good to try and beat them again.

“I received some criticism for bad language, which I apologized for immediately after Saturday’s round. It’s tough when you’re in a competitive environment and in the flow of a tournament. I’m not perfect. All I can say is I’m trying to do everything I can without losing my fire and competitive spirit.

“Although it was my first tournament using all V-grooves, it was a seamless transition. I played V-grooves in all my irons except my sand wedges at The Presidents Cup and for the remainder of the year, so it was a pretty easy change. I didn’t have much trouble adjusting to the sand wedges because I have the softest ball on the PGA Tour.

“Before I stop talking about the Masters, I want to congratulate Phil Mickelson on the win and for all it means to him, Amy and the entire Mickelson family. They have really gone through a lot this year, and I wish them good health from now on.

“I hear Lorena Ochoa is retiring from professional golf. Although we never played together, I met her several times, and she is a wonderful person and a great champion. The game of golf is definitely going to miss her. I hope she decides to stay involved in one form or another.

“I also heard that the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach this year will be televised in prime time on the weekend. I think the last time NBC did it was at Torrey Pines in 2008, and the ratings were pretty good. The only time we can be on prime time is when the tournament is held on the West Coast, so we might as well take advantage of it. I think it’s great for golf.

“Earlier this week, I committed to THE PLAYERS Championship and the AT&T National. Obviously, that’s earlier than usual. The PGA Tour asked me to commit earlier if I could to help the tournaments with their planning and security. I completely understand and know they’re trying to help out me and the other players. Whenever possible, I will continue to do this going forward.

“Next week, I return to competition at the Quail Hollow Championship in North Carolina. Quail Hollow Club is one of my favorite courses on tour. It’s traditional, right in front of you, difficult, and you have to shape shots both ways. I managed to win there in 2007 and look forward to going back.

“I took a little time off after the Masters to go scuba diving and spend time with my family. But I did enjoy a fun round of golf with my friend John Cook at Isleworth Country Club. I double-eagled the par-5 17th hole — the third of my life — with a 5-wood and shot 63, so my game is improving.

“Finally, special thanks to all my fans for their well wishes and support. It means more than you know.

“Talk to you again soon.”

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  • Rhonda

    I don’t think Tiger has any intention of changing his lifestyle. He’s just not gonna have a wife to cheat on and his children will live in Sweden.

  • Go Tiger!!!!

    He will go on and make tons of money!! People still love him!! Even if he doesnt get the wife so what?!?! He can always get another!! Tiger haters can suck it!! He’s back baby!!!! Coming in 4th place after all the stress he’s been through ISNT BAD AT ALL!! GO TIGER!!!!

  • pure

    ^^^^I agree !!

    The World’s Greatest Athlete is back!

  • rotflmao

    Shit for brains…

    The only peeps who are allowed anywhere near you *are* your supporters. The other 99% who think you’re a schmuck were kept at least 10 miles away.

    No one can this this stupid… No one…

  • t

    what fans?

  • mimi

    People loathe him. The only kind of “support” he got was paid for.
    He’s got PR teams, but it won’t help.
    He doesn’t tip, he is a trashy person and a lousy loser who is self absorbes.
    But disrespecting his family and being a bad husband and father is the worst part.

  • Nora

    He must be dreaming…

  • xxx

    Oh gosh, this makes me ill. Now all of a sudden he is the golden boy and everyone loves him again. All we need is for him to win another tournament, and for him to run crying into this mothers arms and we’re back to square one. All we’ll hear about is what an impressive man he is and how brave and noble he is for admitting and fixing his ‘problem.”

  • Jerry

    Fans? They mean his PR team. Tiger is fooling no one.

  • runnergirl

    Selfish dude.

  • Don’t think he’s done yet

    I suspect there are still plenty of people out there who admire the guy for his undeniable skill with a golf club and who don’t really give a damn about his personal life. Exceptional talent like his doesn’t come around very often. He redefined the sport and made it exciting for lots of ‘non-fans’ who had formerly found golf boring.

  • Lola

    He’s a very good golfer, that’s for sure…but a very good person? Don’t think so. He might play golf amazingly again, but he’s never going to be able to sell products like he did before.

  • BOZO

    Tiger Woods needs to accept JESUS as his LORD and SAVIOR. Only then will he be truly at peace with himself. I cheat on my wife all the time and the LORD forgives me.