Tiger Woods hails season as ‘very special’ as he digests FedEx Cup failure

Tiger Woods salutes crowd at Medinah

Tiger Woods has declared his season as a “very special” one after it came to an end with a disappointing performance at the BMW Championship.

Woods will now not get the chance to defend the FedEx Cup he won last season after his final-round even-par 72 left him some way short of the top-11 spot he realistically required to make the season-ending top 30 ranked players who qualify for the Tour Championship.

However, Woods still has plenty of fond memories to look back upon, with him producing one of sports’ greatest ever comeback stories by winning the Masters earlier this year.

“Very special to win my 15th major and get my fifth jacket,” Woods said when asked to evaluate his season.

“Those are special moments. The rest of the tournaments I didn’t really play as well as I wanted to, but at the end of the day, I’m the one with the green jacket.”

Woods’ final round at Medinah was reflective of his season in many ways, with short-game struggles punctuated by flashes of effortless brilliance.

“Little bit frustrating,” Woods said. “I didn’t have the short game I needed to make a run.

“I made too many bogeys around the greens. The short game was most disappointing. I wasn’t very good.”

“I don’t know if it’s reps or not,” Woods added when asked if his short game issues were a result of a lack of recent playing time.

“I didn’t have a feel for what I needed to do this week. I struggled out of the bunkers this week, especially today. I misjudged the sand.

“Some were hard, some had some softness to it. I thought the rain would have made them all pretty firm, but I had a hard time getting the feel for it, for sure.”