17 Jun 2010

Woods says he's trying to rediscover the fun in golf

6:47 pm on 17 June 2010

The world golf number one Tiger Woods says he's trying to remember how much fun he used to have playing the sport, as he searches for greater consistency ahead of the second major of the year, the U.S. Open, which tees off tonight at Pebble Beach in California.

Although he's won 14 major titles to trail only Jack Nicklaus with 18 in the all time standings, Woods golfing stock has plummeted since his fall from grace end of last year.

He's played in only four events on the U.S. circuit this year is battling a neck injury and has also parted ways with his long-time coach Hank Haney.

He could also lose his number one world ranking if Phil Mickleson, who's finished runner-up five times in the past eleven years finally wins the title.

Woods says while the sport is his living it must be remembered it's just a game and says he prefers practising to competing.