Tiger Woods to ring schedule changes in his 2019 golf season...

Tiger Woods to call some changes in a bid to record more wins in 2019. 

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Wed, 28 Nov 2018
Tiger Woods to ring schedule "changes" in his 2019 golf season...

 

Tiger Woods was understandably thrilled to end his 2018 PGA Tour campaign with a victory at the season-ending Tour Championship, but he wants more than just the one 'W' in 2019.


 

Woods, 42, is keen on taking more breaks throughout the season in order to give him a much better chance of breaking the PGA Tour record for the most amount of career wins. 

The 14-time major champion landed his 80th PGA Tour title at East Lake in September to move just two wins away from Sam Snead's record of 82. 

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Speaking on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive ahead of this week's 18-man Hero World Challenge, Woods explained he is still trying to sort out his schedule but that there will be several changes.

"This year is very compact," said Woods, looking ahead to 2019. "It’s going to be a little more difficult to try and find breaks in there, because I need breaks to build up my body."

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Woods played 18 events in total - his second-highest shift since 2005 - and he played eight of 11 weeks to close out his 2018 PGA Tour season, which no doubt contributed to his lack of energy during the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National where the United States were comfortably beaten by Europe. 

"What I did at the end of the season was something I don’t ever want to have to face again,” said Woods, who finished inside the top-10 on seven occasions in 2018, highlighted by his victory at the Tour Championship and a runner-up at the US PGA.

"That was a lot of golf on a body that wasn’t quite prepared for it."

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Woods, who can move up to sixth in the world with victory at the Hero World Challenge this week, will be eligible to play in two events he did not qualify for in 2018 at the WGC-Mexico Championship in February and WGC-Dell Match Play Championship in March.

Two tournaments you might expect Woods to drop from his schedule could be the Valspar Championship, despite finishing second there in 2018, and the Rocket Mortgage Championship, now that his Tiger Woods Foundation no longer sponsors the tournament.

"There’s going to have to be some changes in there, and we’re figuring that out as a team."