Tiger Woods had suggested that he was excited about the physical improvement he had made since making a surprise appearance at the Masters last month.
In his first professional performance since breaking his right foot in a car accident 14 months before, Woods opposed the opportunity to complete in the 47th position in Augusta.
The legendary American has made no secret of the fact that he will never play a full schedule on the PGA Tour going forward, instead limiting his appearances to the majors and other high-profile competitions.
However, a month since impressive in the first major this year, Tiger Woods has indicated that he felt better prepared for the US PGA Championship this week at Southern Hills.
Speaking to Golfweek, the 46-year-old said: “I’ve gotten a lot stronger since the Masters. We went back to work on Tuesday (after the Masters). Monday was awful; I did nothing and Tuesday was leg day. So we went right back after it. Everything is better.”
Tiger Woods added: “Will I have full mobility? No. Never again. But I will be able to be stronger. This will hurt, but that’s how.”
In 2007, Woods won the last US PGA Championship to be held at Southern Hills, which represented the 13th of his 15 major titles.