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Woods rules out ending feud with Sergio

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May 20, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
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Tiger Woods has said there is little chance of he and Sergio Garcia ever patching up their relationship.

The long-running enmity between the world No. 1 and the Spaniard came to the fore again at the recent Players Championship, as Garcia revealed that Woods was "not my favourite guy on tour to play with" after an incident occurred while they were paired together during the third round.

Woods subsequently made a number of veiled barbs about Garcia and, speaking ahead of the forthcoming AT&T National, revealed there is no chance of the duo burying the hatchet.

When asked if he had thought about calling Garcia to end their "petty" spat, Woods replied simply: "No."

The 14-time major champion is already beginning to turn his attention to next month's US Open, where he will be hoping to end a major championship drought that now extends for five years.

He has never played the host course, Merion, before - but believes his results in the last 12 months have shown he is ready to win another major.

"Now that my game has come around, I've shown some signs of it last year," he said. "I was in the lead at the US Open after a couple days; PGA I was right there; the Masters was going pretty good until that nice little wedge shot on 15 [which went into the water off the flagstick]. I was leading that tournament, as well.

"I've kind of been there, and then this past week at The Players, that's another big event. I ended up doing well that week. So my game is coming around, and to have won seven times the last couple years is something I'm proud of."

Woods also reiterated his support of a ban on anchored putting strokes, which is expected to be finalised by golf's two rules bodies on Tuesday.

"I hope they go with the ban," he said. "That's something that I've said, that anchoring should not be a part of the game. It should be mandatory to have to swing all 14 clubs.

"And as far as the PGA Tour [goes], I hope they do it as soon as possible to be honest with you. I've always said that. I've always felt that golf you should have to swing the club, control your nerves and swing all 14 clubs, not just 13."

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