Tiger Woods backed to win one more major

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Padraig Harrington has backed Tiger Woods to win another Major before the American superstar returns to action this weekend. Woods and his son Charlie, 13, will tee up at the PNC Championship in Orlando – an invitation event for 20 Major champions and their children.

The 15-time Major winner has not played competitively since the Open but played – and lost – a 12-hole exhibition match with Rory McIlroy against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas last weekend. Woods, 46, is set to play the 36-hole event in a golf buggy following his car crash in February last year.

But Harrington, who will play with his son Paddy, said: “I actually think he might be in a better place than I had thought. If you can get Tiger to the last nine holes of a tournament, I don’t think you’re going to have a problem. You know he’s capable of doing anything at that stage.

“Tiger knows if he can get himself into position, that he’ll raise his game and put a little bit of pressure and stress on the rest of the field. And he looked good physically in that match.

“So, I’m not saying he ‘could be,’ I actually believe he will be a danger. I think he’ll win another major. The way I looked at him, I genuinely think he will be in contention. And as I said, I’m sure he wishes every tournament he could play, if it’s like a Major, he’s going to have a chance.”

Woods is still struggling from leg injuries sustained in an horrific car crash last year and had to pull out of the Hero World Challenge last month with a foot problem. “I can hit golf balls. It’s just hard getting from point A to point B, so (the buggy) will certainly help a lot,” Woods said earlier this month about his health and needing a golf cart to get around the course.


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“I’m able to hit golf shots. JT (Thomas) has been out there watching me practice. But being in a cart is a totally different deal. That’s something I’ve done at home at Medalist quite a bit. When I was trying to gear up and be able to play in the Hero and see if I could actually do it, the walking part was the challenge, it wasn’t actually swinging.

“I’ve got to get this plantar (foot injury) to heal, and that just takes time. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s going to take a lot of rest and healing and unfortunately treatment. It’s a tough road (for) anyone who has ever had it.”

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