Woods looks to army to ease Augusta woe
Tiger Woods will undergo a period of intense military training in an attempt to put his Masters nightmare behind him.
12:14 13 April 2004
Tiger Woods will this week undergo a period of intense military training in an attempt to put his Masters nightmare behind him.
The world's number one golfer again failed in his attempt to win a Major at Augusta this weekend, limping home in a highly disappointing 22nd behind winner Phil Mickleson.
It stretches Woods' run of Majors without a win to two years, and the American has turned to the army to help him recover some of his killer instinct.
He has joined up with a Special Forces unit at Fort Bragg, and will see how a unit of Green Berets are put through their paces before joining in himself.
"Physically, I'm expecting Fort Bragg to be very tough but mentally I don't think it could be any worse than trying to cope with playing golf at Augusta." Woods said.
"The military training is just something that I've always wanted to do. If I wasn't a golfer, I like to think I'd be involved in special ops in the Army.
"I'm not doing it to have any effect on my game but it might help."
Woods' dad Earl Woods was a member of the Special Forces in the 1960s and 70s, and trained at Fort Bragg after having fought in Vietnam.