Tiger Woods finishes last at Thai charity golf event
Woods finished last in the four-man World Golf Salutes King Bhumibol Skins Tournament at the Amata Springs Club in Chonburi province, winning just one of 18 holes to continue what has been a disappointing year on the golf course.
"It's a process, in order to get to No. 1 in the world, you have to win golf tournaments, and I just didn't do that this year," Woods told reporters after the tournament. "I just didn't put it together this year, I didn't play well; I had numerous opportunities to play well, and I just didn't do it. I had my chances, it was one of those years where I didn't put it together."
Woods has two tournaments remaining this year to try to gain some momentum for next year. He will start at this weekend's Australian Masters, where he is defending champion.
"I'm excited about the changes I've made in the last few months working on my game and started to see some pretty good signs," Woods said. "I'm looking forward to finishing these two [remaining] tournaments and getting going next year.”
Camilo Villegas finished on top with $109,800, followed by Paul Casey with $92,000, Thongchai Jaidee with $90,000 and Woods with $6,600.
Woods, whose mother is from Thailand, visited a Bangkok hospital before the tournament Monday, signing a get-well book for ailing 82-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
-- Chuck Schilken
Reuters contributed to this report.
Photo: Tiger Woods at the World Golf Salutes King Bhumibol Skins Tournament. Credit: Stanley Chou / Getty Images