Heading in the the 2012 US Masters Tiger Woods is going in search of his fifth Green Jacket. He has not won a Major since the 2008 US Open during which time he has had to deal with problems with his private life.

Woods, who has 14 Major titles and makes no secret of the fact it is his target to beat Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18, has recently seen his form improve under the guidance of swing coach Sean Foley.

However, some critics argue that he will never again be the same player that dominated the game ten or so years ago. 

The 36-year-old has seen the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day emerge as genuine threats to his Majors target, whilst Lee Westwood and Luke Donald have taken their games to new levels in recent years.

In this interview with Golfing World, Woods discusses his current form prior to the unofficial season opener at Augusta and, unsurprisingly, he’s optimistic.

Tiger Woods interview

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