2010 was a year to forget for, but in 2011 Tiger Woods will look to re-establish himself as the world’s finest golfer, starting with the Farmer’s Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Competing in his first event of the year, Woods will look to address the slump that has seen him fall to number three in the world. Lee Westwood took the number 1 spot late last year while German Martin Kaymer moved past him in the world rankings after winning in Abu Dhabi earlier this week.
The 35-year-old faces a tough task on a course hasn’t played on since 2008. The American does have a good record at the Californian course however, winning his 14th major there in 2008.
With a difficult 2010 behind him now, Woods will look to address his issues on the course after issues away from the game meant an enforced lay off.
With his sights fixed firmly on the future, Woods believes 2011 can be his year after a full pre-season. He said: “It’s been a while since I have had a full off-season. I’ve been hurt quite a bit over that period and it’s nice to have a true off-season to work on my game.”
“I was consumed by other things last year and had to deal with that, but life moves on and that’s what’s exciting. I have a proper perspective on things.” He added.
Woods will play alongside Rocco Mediate in the opening rounds of the tournament; the same man he beat in a memorable 19 hole play-off in 2008 while struggling with a knee injury at the 2008 US Open. With seven wins at the course in his career, big free bet will back Woods to fare well over the coming week.
The fight to regain his crown as the world’s best golfer begins tomorrow and the smart money is on the American to emerge fighting to add to his fourteen career majors. Although short of form heading into this first tournament in 2011, bigfreebet will likely back Woods to emerge at the end of the year back as the number one golfer in the world