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Woods gets a warning

LEGENDARY PAIR: Tiger Woods (left) with Nick Faldo

GOLF LEGEND Nick Faldo has warned Tiger Woods that it will be "tougher than he thinks’' to rediscover his form of old.
Ahead of the Abu Dhabi Championship, which starts tomorrow, Woods spoke enthusiastically of his return to full fitness and stated that ‘'every event I play in is to try to win.’'

He also pointed to his performance at the Australia open and victory at the Chevron World Challenge as key breakthroughs and declared that he wanted to build on these in the New Year.

However, Faldo fears that the former world no.1 is getting ahead of himself and argued that the 14-time major champion lacks the concentration necessary to make a return to his glorious form of old. The Englishman told Golf Monthly:
“Tiger would win a tournament, disappear, come back, and round one [he played] without rust". He'd come back and shoot 63 on day one, holing every putt. All that is not as easy [for him] as it used to be. He's fighting a lot of things. How good is his knee? How good is he technically? How good is his confidence? His concentration is broken.”

But one thing is still certain when it comes to Tiger Woods; his superstar appeal. Record crowds are expected at the Abu Dhabi Championship with attendance expected to be double that of last year. The American is being paid more than £1.28m for his first appearance at the tournament and the director Peter German explained: "He is a superstar. Not everybody has had the chance to come and see him, and he is still very, very attractive."

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