Hot air? Tiger says swing passes wind test


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A trip Down Under has Tiger Woods believing his game is on the rise.

Woods finished third in the Australian Open and played solidly for five matches in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. But it’s not the results that made him optimistic, it was the blustery condition. Woods says a bad swing gets exposed in the wind, and his held up well over two weeks.

Now he finds out if his swing traveled well from Australia.

He is the host of the Chevron World Challenge, which starts Thursday at Sherwood Country Club. A year ago, Woods blew a four-shot lead and lost to Graeme McDowell in a playoff.

The forecast for the first few days is for strong wind.

Follow the Chevron World Challenge on Golf Channel and NBC. Airtimes: Golf Channel, 3-6 PM and 8:30-11:30 PM ET Thursday and Friday, 1-3 PM ET Saturday and Sunday. NBC, 3-6 PM and 8:30-11:30 PM ET Saturday and Sunday.