Woods on state of game: 'Still evolving, getting better'

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DUBLIN, Ohio – When Tiger Woods completed his week at The Players, 15 strokes off the lead and tied for 69th place, he told the assembled media he was largely pleased with his game and was looking to work on his iron play before his next start.

Three weeks down the road, Woods said on Wednesday at the Memorial that he has made progress with his game and that he is “more confident” heading into this week’s event.

“I feel good about the changes we’ve made,” said Woods following his pro-am round at Muirfield Village. “It’s still evolving, but getting better.”

Woods said he didn’t do much practicing the week after The Players, spending that time with his children for the “height of soccer season” and the weekend at his annual Tiger Jam in Las Vegas.

Although Woods’ children, Sam and Charlie, are currently focused on soccer, he said his son, Charlie, is developing a solid swing.

“He’s got some parts of his swing I’m trying to do,” he smiled.

Woods, who has dropped from 133rd in the world after The Players to 172nd, resurfaced on Monday at Chambers Bay, site of this month’s U.S. Open, for two days of practice. The Memorial will be his last start before the season’s second major.