Woods excited to be back

TIGER WOODS has given two five minute television interviews in which he says he is excited to be back playing golf but is “a little nervous” about the reception he will receive from fans at the US Masters.

“I’m starting to get my feel back. I know how to play the golf course and that helps a lot, I just got to, play it,” he said of Augusta National on the Golf Channel.

To ESPN interviewer Tom Rinaldi he said: “I’m excited to get to see the guys again. I really miss a lot of my friends out there. I miss competing. But still, I still have a lot more treatment to do, and just because I’m playing, doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop going to treatment.”

Woods said he didn’t know what reception he would get from fans.

“I’m a little nervous about that to be honest with you,” he said.

“It would be nice to hear a couple claps here and there. But also hope they clap for birdies, too.”

The ESPN video is embedded below. You can see the Golf Channel interview here.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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