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Woods targets more majors

Last updated: 28th November 2012

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Major plans: Tiger Woods

Major plans: Tiger Woods

Despite an up-turn in form during 2012, Tiger Woods believes that he needs to win more major titles to prove that he is back to his best.

"Any time you get a chance to be part of history and put your name on the biggest trophies in our sport, it's a great year," Woods, who last won a major in 2008, commented from the Sherwood Country Club.

The 14-time major winner was speaking ahead of his title defense at the World Challenge invitational, an event he hosts to the benefit of the charity that bears his name.

In 2011 Woods birdied the two holes to defeat compatriot Zach Johnson by one stroke - a victory that ended his global win drought - and then went on to win three PGA Tour titles in 2012.

"I'm very excited because last year at this point in time I was still not quite where I wanted to be physically," Woods said.

"This year has been fantastic in that regard. I've felt good. I've played a full schedule for the first time in a very long time, and I'm just very pleased with what I've done overall with my game."

"At the outset of the year I didn't really putt well. Towards the end of the year I really started putting well. My short game has really come around ... I am becoming more consistent."

The American claimed his 72nd PGA Tour title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and then won the Memorial at the AT&T National. He admitted though that his focus in 2013 and beyond would be Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles.

"I know how it feels when you win a major championship, and it feels incredible," he continued.

"It lasts with you, and that's something that I would like to have happen again.

"That's something I haven't done since '08, so it's something I can do next year," he said of nabbing another major.

"Winning a major championship just takes it to a whole new level."

Taking up membership on the European Tour is not on Woods' mind though and he has no desire to emulate Rory McIlroy's feat of winning the money title on both tours.

"I'll make it real simple - I'm not going to play the European Tour next year," Woods said.

"It's a bit much for me still," Woods added. "I enjoy playing around the world, and I still always will. But I am going to play this (US) tour."



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