Tiger Woods is happy with his season
Tiger Woods made it clear today that his 2009 season -- which included six victories on the PGA Tour but no wins in any of the four major championships -- was, in his mind, an unqualified success.
Woods, who has long said that performance in major championships is an important measuring stick of a player's career, had reconstructive knee surgery after winning the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in LaJolla in 2008. He missed the rest of that season and played his first event this year in February at the Accenture Match Play Championship.
Woods said he had not considered his schedule for 2010 and gave no indication whether he would play at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. Woods has not played the L.A. event since 2006 and acknowledged that Jerry West, who has been hired by the tournament to elevate its profile, had contacted him about playing. Woods has never won the regular tour stop at Riviera.
-- Mike James
Photo: Tiger Woods with caddie Steve Williams. Credit: Tannen Maury / European Pressphoto Agency