11 Nov 2010

Woods looking to retain Australian Masters title

5:45 am on 11 November 2010

The former world golf number one Tiger Woods admits he needs more consistency as he bids to defend the last remaining title he holds at the Australian Masters.

Woods won in Melbourne in 2009 before dramatic events in his personal life led to him taking a break from golf.

The American declined to discuss the effects of the past year as he talked up the prospect of a first win this year.

The 34-year-old says he's got a pretty good chance of winning events if he plays the way he knows he can play.

Competing against world number two Woods at the Victoria Golf Club from today will be golfers such as world number 21 Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Michael Sim, Camilo Villegas and Geoff Ogilvy.