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Tiger Woods is happy with his season

September 28, 2009 | 12:08 pm

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.

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"Absolutely it's been a successful year," Woods said in a video conference to announce the field for the Chevron World Challenge, the tournament he hosts at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. "To have gone through what I did for eight months, and then come back to be as consistent as I have been ... as a whole it was a huge success. I'm really looking forward to next year."

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

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