Woods claims break is 'great' for his game
Tiger Woods claims a break "is always great" for his game as he is set to return to action in the Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
There were fears the 43-year-old had taken too much time away from the sport going into the final major of 2019, having not played competitively since finishing joint-21st at last month's US Open.
However, Woods, who took his major tally to 15 when winning the Masters at Augusta National in August, claims it was always his plan to reduce the amount of time he spends in tournaments.
Having spent two weeks on holiday in Thailand with his mother and two children, Woods is now feeling ready to target a fourth Open title of his career.
Speaking after playing a practice round alongside Patrick Reed at the Northern Ireland venue on Sunday, Woods said: "The break is always great for my golf, especially now.
"I told you guys last year I wouldn't be playing as much this year, and it's going to turn out that way."
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