Woods remaining upbeat

The former world number one finished last at Muirfield Village, 28 shots off the pace of winner David Lingmerth, and seven shots behind Andrew Putman who was second to last.

Having registered a career-worst 85 in the third round, it was a rather bleak week for Woods, but the 39-year-old is resolute in his assertions that his game is on the road to recovery ahead of next week's US Open, as he continues to refine his swing with coach Chris Como.

“There’s plenty of time,” he said on Monday.

“I needed tournament golf and it was nice to have Memorial in there and to be able to play a golf course that’s that difficult, that hard, that demanding from tee to green.”

Woods added: “You just don’t go from one to 10. We’re taking it one, two, three, four … making baseline shifts, that’s what Chris and I were just calling it.

“I’m very proud of the fact that I stuck with my game plan … and I was finally able to hit the shots on Sunday that we’ve been looking for.

“At one point I got it to three under par and lost it coming home, but I showed signs of what we’re working on was starting to come together, and that was pretty exciting to see.”

Many have called for Woods to part ways with Como and return to the swing which has served him so well in the past, but the American is steadfast in his belief that he is doing the right thing.

“I’ve had times like this in my life where I’ve gone through these periods, but you just have to fight through it," he explained.

“I am committed to what I am doing and committed to the changes. Once I start to snowball and start getting more solidified, then that’s when things start coming together.”

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