New York: Former World No 1 Tiger Woods concedes his form may have to get worse before it gets better, but insists he is close to turning the corner. Woods has lurched from one career-worst performance to another in 2015, including missing consecutive cuts in major championships for the first time in his career in the US Open and Open Championship.
The 39-year-old carded rounds of 76 and 75 to miss the cut by seven shots at St Andrews and recorded just three birdies on the Old Course, where he lifted the Claret Jug in 2000 and 2005. Despite such performances, the 14-time major winner believes his game is "coming together" ahead of this week's Quicken Loans National.
"The neat thing is I've done it before," Woods said of his latest comeback and swing change. "I've gone through this and unfortunately sometimes I have to get a little bit worse before I can make a giant stride to get forward and go better. It's frustrating not to be able to win golf tournaments.
I'm not really there in contention very often and so that part is frustrating. But I know how close it feels and I know that I just need a couple shots here and there and it turns the tide. Every time I've had those opportunities I haven't done it. "But things are starting to come together."