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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Tiger Woods reckons he's solved the swing problems that led to his worst professional Masters finish.

The former world No.1 returns to action in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow this week following some hard work since his tie for 40th at five-over-par at Augusta National.

In a video posted on his website he answered questions from fans submitted via his Twitter and Facebook pages.

One touched upon the troubles off the tee that doomed his bid at Masters three weeks ago.

Woods said he and swing coach Sean Foley have solved his problem.

"At the Masters, I was kind of struggling with my ball-striking a little bit," said four-time Masters winner Woods.

"Sean and I fixed it. It had to do with posture. My setup wasn't quite right as well as my takeaway.

"I just needed to do hundreds of reps. I'm getting dialed in."

The 36-year-old American said he has changed his swing over the years to ease the strain on his left knee, which has been surgically repaired four times.

"Let's just end it at four and have a nice, healthy happy life," Woods said.

Woods, who said he did not touch a club for a week after the Masters, had not won since the eruption of his infamous sex scandal until he captured the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in March to end a 17-month win drought.

Fourteen times major winner Woods, whose 72 US PGA titles are 10 shy of Sam Snead's all-time record, said his favourite major trophy is the Claret Jug from the British Open because of "the history and what it represents."

Woods said the best putt he has ever made on tour was his par putt from just inside four feet on the 72nd hole at the 1997 Masters to win his first major title, which he won by a record 12 shots with a record score of 18-under 270.

"To set the record, all the history it meant at the time, to have my dad there at the back of the green, by far it was the biggest," Woods said.


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