Q. As short as the off-season is and how busy you are, how do you recharge for next year?
TIGER WOODS: Well, I've got two weeks off and overseas I go, play three weeks in a row, four tournaments.
Then after that, I've taken a month off before Mercedes. I have that break, a movement but the West Coast is where I like to play anyways. I love playing there. I've always traditionally played a lot because it's something I'm very familiar with. It's kind of hard to believe that our season is going to start up pretty soon, as soon as I'm finished with the Target World Challenge.
Q. This was Charles' first appearance in the last twosome in a tournament. Has it gotten to the point where you expect to see him in the vicinity?
TIGER WOODS: Certainly, yes. We've all known, he has a talent to win big tournaments and play well and contend. He just needed that shot of confidence of getting over the hump and getting that first win. The first win is always your hardest win. It's always the hardest one. It took him a little bit longer than he wanted it to have happen, but he'll be all right.
Q. Are you considering playing some other tournaments that you might normally not play?
TIGER WOODS: When?
Q. Are you considering altering your scheduling to allow you to play tournaments you have not played in the past?
TIGER WOODS: I try and add one or two tournaments a year that I either haven't been there in a while or a new tournament.
Q. Do you feel obligated to do that?
TIGER WOODS: No obligation at all. We are independent contractors.
Q. Deutsche Bank, I know the schedule has not been released, but is that for sure, considering you are a two-time defending champion?
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, I'm going back.
Q. You look so comfortable with your swing through 2000, can you compare how your swing has felt this year, compared to 2000?
TIGER WOODS: Well, it's come in streaks. Not only that, I hit the ball almost as good as I did in 2000. But I just didn't hit it as close. You know when you've got the confidence, you're rolling, you can fire at just about any flag because you know you are not going to short-side yourself and that's what I did in 2000. I fired at a lot of flags because I knew I was not going to short-side myself.
This year I was more conservative, but nonetheless, six world wide wins, it's not bad.
To finish this solid, to play from Doral on, as solid as I've played, my record has been pretty good from Doral on.
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