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TIGER WOODS TO APPEAR IN FIRST-EVER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FOX SPORTS, TONIGHT ON FOX SPORTS 1
Woods: "I just love getting out there and trying to beat these boys' brains in and they enjoy the same thing with me."
Fourteen-time major champion Tiger Woods will appear in his first-ever exclusive interview on FOX Sports tonight on FOX SPORTS 1. The golf icon, who continues his recovery from a late-March back surgery, sat down with FOX Sports 1 correspondent Colleen Dominguez in Jupiter, Fla., for a 1-on-1 interview that will air on FOX SPORTS LIVE, Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Woods discussed a range of topics over the course of the conversation, including where he is both mentally and physically at this stage of his return, whether or not he deserves a spot on this year's Ryder Cup team, his goal of having both the most event and major tournament wins in golf history, and his approach to coaching his young children as they begin to take up the sport.
On what goals are motivating him at this stage of his career:
"I think there are probably two goals that are pushing me right now which one is to get the all-time [tournament] wins record. I'm only three back of Sam [Snead] on that one and obviously the major record, you know, being four back of Jack. So, those two are pretty synonymous with the greats of the game of golf, to be number two and on both lists is not too bad. And that means I've had a pretty good career."
On his disappointing weekend at the British Open after an encouraging first round:
"Well, I didn't hit the ball very well; that's just plain and simple. I made so many mistakes. When I first came back at Congressional, I made a ton of mistakes there as well. My thought process was off. I missed the ball, like wrong sides. I was too passive at certain points and too aggressive at others. Just my feel was off for how to play at that level, at the tour level, even though I hadn't played. You know, it's only been three months, but I don't know, there's a build-up process that I kind of skipped and it's one of the things that I normally play my way into shape at home and play a ton of golf. I didn't really play a lot of golf because I was just given the OK to go ahead and go."