Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • Tennis

Tiger Woods 'pleasantly surprised' with play headed into Honda Classic

By Evan Hilbert |

Tiger Woods during the first round of the Honda Classic.
Tiger Woods during the first round of the Honda Classic. (Getty Images)

More Golf: Leaderboard | Rankings | Schedule | Equipment | FedEx Cup | Masters 2014

Tiger Woods has had a, shall we say, inauspicious start to the 2014 season. Certainly the sample size is minute, but he currently sits in second-to-last place in the FedEx Cup standings with a microscopic 0.79 point total.

No matter, as Woods has a chance to erase the memory of a horrific +6 finish (and missed 54-hole cut) at the Farmers Insurance Open starting Thursday in Florida. And if Wednesday's round in the pro-am is any indication, according to Woods, this outing will be much different than his last.

"It feels good," Woods told reporters after his round Wednesday. "I was pleasantly surprised how well I was hitting it today."

Woods also insisted that there's an extra layer of comfort playing near his home in Jupiter, Fla., given that he's able to go back to familiar surroundings.

"I'm going home to my own remote, my own bed, and those are things that we don't get a chance to do very often," Woods said. "Most sports you spend half the year on the road and half the year at home. Most golfers spend pretty much their entire career on the road."

And with the Masters just over a month away, Woods -- and the rest of the stacked field at the Honda -- will be looking to round into major championship shape. But make no mistake: Woods is in the field this week to win.

"If I hit it great and win, if I slap it all over the place and win, I win," Woods said. "That's the intent."

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

golf Video

September 18, 2014
Kenny Perry on the Doug Gottlieb Show (4:41)
1 August 25, 2014
Tiger Woods fires his coach
2 August 24, 2014
The Barclays recap
3 August 24, 2014
Jim Nantz does the ice bucket challenge


Most Popular Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now