Tiger Keeps Roar Despite Losing Top 2 Rankings

Tiger Woods insists his game is coming together and it’s just a matter of time before he wins his first tournament in more than a year.

Speaking ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic, the third-ranked Woods says he’s overcome rough spots in his form before and is working on adjustments to his swing and “philosophy” on the game.

He says he felt he was able to improve his swing at Torrey Pines despite finishing tied for 44th. It was his worst start to the season since turning professional.

The Desert Classic starts Thursday. Woods is in a group with No. 1 Lee Westwood and second-ranked Martin Kaymer. Woods did not play in Dubai last year, but he won the tournament in 2006 and 2008.