'Usually, most guys are at this point in January,' he said after a respectable 69 that left him 10 strokes behind leader Rickie Fowler.
'It doesn't matter how many (practice rounds) you play, it's not going to simulate a tournament.
'Here we are in June and I'm at the point which most guys are beginning of the year, so it's just one of those things where the more good shots I hit, keep building, and it's a process.
'I hit more good shots today than yesterday and really putted well. I had five lip-outs, so it could have been a pretty good number.'
Of course, whose fault is it that Woods has played so little this year?