Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Tiger Woods unfazed by slow start to the season

Last Updated: 31/01/14 3:36pm

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Tiger Woods: Has yet to hit top form this season

Tiger Woods: Has yet to hit top form this season

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Tiger Woods has insisted that there is no need to panic after his slow start to the season.

The world No 1 hit a disappointing 73 in the second round at the Dubai Desert Classic to leave him eight shots off the pace set by Rory McIlroy.

However, the 38-year-old American was relaxed when discussing his form and was confident a bit of fine tuning is all that is required to see him competing at the top of the leaderboard in the coming weeks.

"I've been hitting hot pulls and every one of those things has some serious heat on it which is nice, but I just need to get it online," said Woods.

"I would rather hit the hot pull than the big flame-out, crop-duster to the right.

"This hot pull is fine because it's easy to fix. It's getting down there and just have to aim it a little bit more."

The 14-time major winner finished just a stroke inside the cut line at the halfway point in Dubai, but believes a change of weather conditions could improve his fortunes in the final two rounds over the weekend.

"It's just part of the process," he insisted.

"I took a long break there and didn't really do anything much. Just trying to get my body organised and that part has materialised and that's nice.

"Now just need to get the game to come around and - hopefully tomorrow - I need a lot of wind on the weekend and play two great rounds."

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