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Masters: Tiger Woods 'feels comfortable with every aspect'

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Tiger Woods spoke with the media on Tuesday and talked about his game, the history of the Masters and -- Bobby Jones' fan.

Here are some of his best quotes.

On if he thought he would ever get back to No. 1:

I wasn't healthy enough -- I couldn't practice, I couldn't play. I was making a swing change with Sean, all that happened at the same time. The number one intent was first of all get healthy, get strong enough where I could practice. Once I started being able to practice, things turned, and they turned quickly.

On how different he feels this year compared to the last few Masters':

I feel comfortable with every aspect of my game. I feel that I've improved and I've gotten more consistent. I think the wins show that. I feel very comfortable with where everything's at.

On being happier in general:

Life is all about having a balance and trying to find equilibrium and not getting things one way or the other. I feel very balanced.

On how to win the Masters:

You have to putt well here. You have to make a lot of putts. You have to make the majority of putts inside 10 feet. You have to be a great lag putter for the week.

On his controversial "winning fixes everything" ad:

I've said that since the beginning of my career. That was an old quote Nike put out there and people jumped on it, but that's something I've said since I first turned pro.

On how difficult it is to win a major:

These are always the toughest conditions and the best fields. The greens are always the biggest key here. It tests every facet of your game, that's what major championships are supposed to do.

On his first memories of Amen Corner:

I couldn't believe how expansive it was. The commentators try and give it justice but I don't think they can, on how much it swirls. You get down there and Bobby Jones has turned his fan on down there and it swirls.

On Bubba Watson's shot from last year:

I haven't looked over there, I don't want to be over there.

On being a parent:

Life is better since I've had kids. It's a beautiful juggling act. Thats the joy to life, to be part of their lives and watch them grow and help them grow. Getting out there and taking them on the golf course with me every now and again and they'll have a great time. To me that's what it's all about. That's how I built such a great relationship with my father.

On 14-year-old Guan Tianlang:

This kid can't play high school golf, he's not in high school yet! When I was 14 I was trying to get in more tournaments, I was running track and cross country and trying to get homework done. I couldn't imagine playing the Masters. I think I was longer [off the tee when I was 14]. He's so consistent, he knew what he was doing (during their practice round on Monday). To be able to come out here and handle himself the way he's done, it's unbelievable.

Woods was engaged and seemed excited to take on the year's first major. We'll bring you more from his presser as it becomes available.

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