SAN DIEGO – A 5-over-par weekend, the first time he’s carded back-to-back over-par cards at Torrey Pines as a professional (74-75), dropped Woods into a tie for 44th in the season opener and sent him back to Isleworth looking for a quick fix.
Woods is scheduled to play the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic Feb. 10-13, which leaves little time to fix a swing that found less than 50 percent of Torrey’s fairways (25 of 56) and only 48 of 72 greens in regulation.
“I hit a lot of good shots early in the week and then it progressively got worse,” Woods said. “I have a week to get ready and got a lot of work to do.”
As for his schedule beyond Dubai Woods was predictably coy, although the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship the last week of February is the consensus choice.
“I’m definitely playing in the future, no doubt,” he said.