Tiger Woods says he’s preparing for comeback by spending time with his son

Tiger Woods has been on the sideline for a year and his comeback on the PGA Tour is still far from a sure thing. But he has at least one thing down pat.

Woods will play the opening two rounds of the Players Championship in a $1 million tournament with his young son, Charlie, at home in Jupiter, Florida.

Woods says playing with his son will boost his performance, “not a big surprise because I love being around him, I love being involved in his life, I love giving him advice and passing on experiences.”

Charlie’s father had announced his retirement earlier this year and Woods says he understands why he decided to hang up his golf clubs after 18 years.

“My driver and irons, as good as they are, they got me 10 to 20 yards back,” Woods said. “Those shots, I had to play it underhand. I’m a terrible putter. I still wasn’t making any birdies. I knew it was time to move on.”

“It was like I had nothing left and I kept playing on my emotions and too many bad memories, and like that was the only way to get my mind and body ready for a competitive round,” Woods said.

The tournament is sponsored by Dr. Pepper, and is only one of a few events on the PGA tour this year that are charitable.

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