Flanked by confidence and several Barnes Noble store staffers, the 14-time golf major champion strode along the easterly side of the fourth building of the Union Square bookstore Monday, past the story territory and to the front of the 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 the assault of fans to make their way to the list where he would hold justice for the next hour and change.
Woods, 41, took no questions from the media beak stationed behind the velvet wire to his left, nor did he recoil when walking or sitting in his seat. The only spirit that he gave about his evident personification future were in interviews with “Good Morning America” and USA Today. Woods told “GMA” horde Michael Strahan Monday morning that he hoped to be in the Masters margin in two weeks, what will be the 20th anniversary of his history-making opening at Augusta when he won his first major championship, an 18-under standard dispersion of the rest of the field. Woods finished 12 strokes forward of his nearest competitor, Tom Kite.
“I wish so. I’m trying. I’m trying every day to get back and play,” Woods told Strahan Monday when asked about the Masters. “I adore that event. It’s meant so much to me in my life. It’s the first major we ever played back in ’95. It has so much story and definition to me that I’d adore to get back.”
The last contest Woods played in was the Omega Dubai Desert Classic last month. Woods shot a first-round measure of 77 and withdrew from the contest given of back spasms. Woods has had 3 back surgeries given 2014. His last major win was the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Woods was in Manhattan Monday to promote his new book, “The 1997 Masters: My Story,” and his Union Square coming will be his only book signing. Some fans paid a complicated fee to be means to get Woods’ signature. Nick Bowers, 34, done a seven-hour drive from his hometown of Pittsburgh Sunday to try and secure a mark outward B N. He stood on the Union Square path starting at 10:30 pm Sunday night and waited until the store non-stop and allowed Woods’ fans inside. Bowers had a mark in the second row, next to the media.
“I still got to drive 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 the BN dais, fans were warned not to bring any Woods memorabilia for signing. “He will not do it,” a BN repute said. Woods smiled for the photographers once he reached his designated spot, and he held up his book before commencement the prolonged routine of signing his name to the stream of tomes placed before him. Woods stayed until every fan benefaction had a possibility to meet him and get a book signed.
Less transparent is the opinion for Woods personification in the Masters.
“I do have a chance,” to play, Woods told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m trying all we presumably can to get to that point. I’m working, I’m operative on my game. we just 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 the 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.”