Woods Targets Victory After Surgery

Tiger Woods insists winning is his only goal at this week’s Open Championship despite another injury-hit season.
Woods, who won the last of his three Opens at Royal Liverpool in 2006, had surgery in March for a back injury that “made it difficult to get out of bed”.
But despite playing only one tournament since then, the 14-time major champion said there was only one acceptable result at Hoylake this week.
“First,” said the American. “That’s always the case.”
At 38, after four left knee operations, as well as neck and Achilles injuries, many observers believe age and an ailing body are the biggest barriers to Woods overtaking Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major titles.
The American has not added to his tally since the 2008 US Open, but Woods is adamant he can still succeed at the highest level despite no longer having a monopoly on golf’s power game.
“When my knee was bad I could still chip and putt, I could still go out there on the golf course,” he said.


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