News & ToursApril 28, 2010

Tiger "trying to get back to sense of normalcy"

Tiger Woods seemed at ease answering questions in his Wednesday press conference at Quail Hollow following his early-morning pro-am round. While nothing earth-shattering came out of the Q&A session, the world's No. 1 golfer had some interesting things to say.

In response to how he's evaluated his return at the Masters in the two weeks since: "Given a little time to reflect on it, it was an incredible week."

He added, "fourth place was pretty reasonable."

When asked if things seemed to be getting back to normal this week, he said, "It feels a heck of a lot more normal than the Masters did."

Woods confirmed that during the practice round, he was trying out a new ball for later in the season. He didn't offer many details other than the inner layer is harder and the outside is softer.

Woods also said that he was in Asheville yesterday to check on his course-design project at The Cliffs. He noted that he's still gettting offers to do more course design.

Woods will tee off in Thursday's first round at 7:40 a.m. with Stewart Cink and Angel Cabrera.

-- Alex Myers

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