Flanked by confidence and several Barnes Noble store staffers, a 14-time golf vital champion strode along a easterly side of a fourth building of a Union Square bookstore Monday, past a story territory and to a front of a room while over 250 fans roared their approval.
Tiger Woods gave a discerning call with his right hand, took off a windbreaker to exhibit a gray long-sleeved Nike shirt, took his chair and waited for a assault of fans to make their approach to a list where he would reason justice for a subsequent hour and change.
Woods, 41, took no questions from a media beak stationed behind a velvet wire to his left, nor did he recoil when walking or sitting in his seat. The usually spirit that he gave about his evident personification destiny were in interviews with “Good Morning America” and USA Today. Woods told “GMA” horde Michael Strahan Monday morning that he hoped to be in a Masters margin in dual weeks, what will be a 20th anniversary of his history-making opening during Augusta when he won his initial vital championship, an 18-under standard dispersion of a rest of a field. Woods finished 12 strokes forward of his nearest competitor, Tom Kite.
“I wish so. I’m trying. I’m perplexing each day to get behind and play,” Woods told Strahan Monday when asked about a Masters. “I adore that event. It’s meant so most to me in my life. It’s a initial vital we ever played behind in ’95. It has so most story and definition to me that I’d adore to get back.”
The final contest Woods played in was a Omega Dubai Desert Classic final month. Woods shot a first-round measure of 77 and withdrew from a contest given of back spasms. Woods has had 3 behind surgeries given 2014. His final vital win was a 2008 U.S. Open during Torrey Pines.
Woods was in Manhattan Monday to foster his new book, “The 1997 Masters: My Story,” and his Union Square coming will be his usually book signing. Some fans paid a complicated fee to be means to get Woods’ signature. Nick Bowers, 34, done a seven-hour expostulate from his hometown of Pittsburgh Sunday to try and secure a mark outward B N. He stood on a Union Square path starting during 10:30 pm Sunday night and waited until a store non-stop and authorised Woods’ fans inside. Bowers had a mark in a second row, subsequent to a media.
“I still got to expostulate home after this,” pronounced Bowers, who was sporting a Pirates ball cap, South Carolina sweatshirt, jeans and a brave that would make “Duck Dynasty” expel members jealous. “I’m an zealous golfer and been a Tiger fan ever given he won in ’97.”
Before Woods took a BN dais, fans were warned not to move any Woods memorabilia for signing. “He will not do it,” a BN repute said. Woods smiled for a photographers once he reached his designated spot, and he hold adult his book before commencement a prolonged routine of signing his name to a tide of tomes placed before him. Woods stayed until each fan benefaction had a possibility to accommodate him and get a book signed.
Less transparent is a opinion for Woods personification in a Masters.
“I do have a chance,” to play, Woods told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m perplexing all we presumably can to get to that point. I’m working, I’m operative on my game. we only need to get to a indicate where we feel like I’m good enough, and I’m healthy adequate to do it. … I’ve been a partial of so many Masters over a march of my career, we know accurately what it takes to get prepared for that event. Now it’s my pursuit to go out there and get ready. we wish we can.”