Tiger Woods, pictured on Wednesday, is confident that he will end his long wait for a win

  • Tiger Woods led for a short period on the final day of the Open this month
  • The American golfing great last won a major tournament back in 2008
  • He admits that coming so close and falling just short is still hurting him
  • Woods believes his game has improved to the point where he can win again

By DEREK LAWRENSON FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 18:34 EDT, 1 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:40 EDT, 1 August 2018

Tiger Woods retreated to the Swiss mountains following his near miss at the Open, accompanied by his latest squeeze Erica, his two kids Charlie and Sam, and the lingering feeling of irritation that the Claret Jug was not also along for the hike.

‘I said at the time it would sting for a while, and that has certainly proved the case,’ said the 42-year-old, regarding his tied-sixth finish at Carnoustie, where he led with eight holes to play.

‘We had a great time hiking, touring Switzerland and just enjoying being in one another’s company. But there was also some reflection on the fact that I had a great chance at winning, and the mistakes I made at 11 and 12 that cost me my chance.’

Tiger Woods, pictured on Wednesday, is confident that he will end his long wait for a win
Tiger Woods, pictured on Wednesday, is confident that he will end his long wait for a win

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