Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods says he no longer has to keep up with golf’s next generation of power-hitters to remain a force in his sport.
Once the longest driver in the game, Tiger Woods, 43, says his hands and touch are still good enough to contend for years to come.
“The body’s not the same as it was a long time ago, but I’ve still got good hands,” the 15-time major winner said.
“I don’t have to hit the ball 340 yards. I can still plod my way around the golf course.”
Ranked 1199 in the world just sixteen months ago, Woods’ historic win has returned him to No.6.
Golf’s next major is the PGA Championship at Bethpage in New York in May, where Woods saluted in 2002.
Asked if his thoughts would now turn to Jack Nicklaus’ 18 majors record, Woods said: “You know, I really haven’t thought about that yet.
“I’m sure that I’ll probably think of it going down the road. Maybe, maybe not. But right now, it’s a little soon, and I’m just enjoying 15.”