The 2014 season certainly hasn't been kind to world No. 1 Tiger Woods thus far, but he enters the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with an opportunity to turn things around at the perfect time.
Woods missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open with a disastrous six-over-par tournament, so he doesn't have much momentum ahead of the Honda Classic, but he was feeling confident regardless.
According to Evan Hilbert of CBSSports.com, Woods told reporters prior to the start of the tournament that he was encouraged by his performance in Wednesday's practice round and that he felt comfortable in familiar surroundings:
It feels good. I was pleasantly surprised how well I was hitting it today. ... I'm going home to my own remote, my own bed, and those are things that we don't get a chance to do very often. Most sports you spend half the year on the road and half the year at home. Most golfers spend pretty much their entire career on the road.
Tournaments always have a much bigger feel when Woods is involved, and that is exacerbated at the Honda Classic due to the fact that he, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are all playing in the same tournament for the first time in 2014, per ESPN Stats & Info.
It is an important tournament for everyone with the Masters on the horizon, but it is especially big from Tiger's perspective due to his lack of work thus far.
He came into the Honda Classic having played just 11 competitive rounds on the season, and with his form clearly suffering, Woods needs to create some positive vibes.
All eyes will be on Tiger's performance throughout the tournament, so check back here over the next four days to keep tabs on how he is progressing.