I'm here to win, says golf legend Tiger Woods

Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 10:09 IST | V Krishnaswamy | Albany (Bahamas)

His wit is something that Tiger Woods has kept limited to his close circle of friends

His wit is something that Tiger Woods has kept limited to his close circle of friends. That, now steadily is coming out in the public environment - in his statements, in his press conferences and chats with various people. It was on open display as he readied himself for another comeback at the Hero World Challenge this week. Above all, he is more open and relaxed after going through all that he has in the last decade.

Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during the pro-am prior to the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas on November 29, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. Pic/AFP
Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during the pro-am prior to the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas on November 29, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. Pic/AFP

Sure, he wants the 18 Majors like Jack Nicklaus, but now he also wants more of the meaningful stuff that Nicklaus has. "I want them [his kids] to come to a few events, I want them to feel it. Kind of what Jack did with his kids? Having Jackie [Nicklaus' son] carry the bag at Augusta [in 1986 when Nicklaus won is sixth Masters and 18th Major], how meaningful that is. My kids came last time to the Masters and they were in the par 3 contest but that's different. It would be neat to have one of them carry the bag in a tournament." Hidden deep inside is the desire to try one more time to be what he once was - a legend in real life. Yet, he is realistic. "I would like to say I'm here to win the damn thing like I always did but I don't know my body yet. I don't know what I can and can't do."

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