Where to next for Tiger following Memorial return?

It certainly wasn’t the result that Tiger Woods would have been hoping for in his long-awaited return to tournament golf.

However, the 44-year-old took some positives away from the week following a rusty 4-over 76 final round that left him in a share of 40th place at the Memorial Tournament.

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“I think I need to work on my putting a bit and clean that up,” said Woods about his first week back on the PGA Tour in almost six months.

“I didn’t feel comfortable playing break. I’ve been in Florida playing Bermuda and seeing minimal break, come out here and playing 10, 12 feet of break was a bit different and something I’m going to have to get used to.”

“But as far as my swing, it felt good. I was able to hit good shots. Friday was a bit off physically, but overall for my first week back, it was a lot, a lot of positives.”

When asked about whether he needs more “reps” in the lead-up to the PGA Championship next month, Wood didn’t give too much away with his answer.

“Competitive reps or more reps? More reps, yes. I definitely need more reps.”

At this stage, we don’t know when we will see the 15-time major champion back on the course but with just the 3M Open and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational left to play before the first major of the year tees off, Woods will need to pull the trigger sooner rather than later if he hopes to have any chance at being match fit for major No. 16.