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article imageTiger Woods seeks 15th major at Oak Hill in a 'great year so far'

By Marcus Hondro     Aug 7, 2013 in Sports
Tiger Woods is already at work at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. preparing for the the PGA Championship and sounds confident he can end his 0 for 17 major drought. He hasn't won a major since 2008 and intends to make a "great year" better.
"I think winning one major championship automatically means you had a great year," he said after playing nine holes and spending time in the practice area Tuesday. "Even if you miss the cut in every tournament you play, you win one (major tournament and) you're part of history.
"This year, I think it's been a great year so far for me, winning five times," he said. "And you look at the quality of tournaments I've won — The Players and two World Golf Championships in there — that's pretty good."
Tiger Woods: Major drought will end
But Woods made it clear that winning the PGA Championship this weekend is a priority and, by the sounds of it, a victory would turn a great season into a sensational one. He's encouraged by his performances at many of those 17 majors in the last five years and believes if he keeps hanging around he'll eventually get to go to the ball.
"I've had my opportunities there on the back nine on probably half of those Sundays for the last five years, where I've had a chance and just haven't won it," Woods said. "But the key is to keep giving myself chances, and eventually I'll start getting them."
Woods is coming off last week's dominating seven-stroke win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.,the eighth time he's won there, tying himself and Sam Snead for the most wins at a single tournament on the PGA tour.
This season he tied for 4th at the Masters in April and for 6th at the Open Championship in July. He faltered due to an elbow injury in the U.S. Open in June and finished tied for 32nd. The last time he finished top 5 in the PGA Championship was 2009 when he was second; he finished T28th in 2010, missed the cut in 2011 and was tied for 11th last year.
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