Tiger Woods excited ahead of US PGA

Tiger Woods and Steve Williams
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Tiger Woods says that he feels fit and healthy ahead of today's PGA Championship in Georgia.

Tiger Woods has said that he can’t wait for the US PGA championship to get underway in Georgia this afternoon.

The four-time champion returns after taking part in just seven tournaments this year due to ankle and knee injuries.

Woods, who played at a tournament in Akron last week, revealed that he is confident heading into today’s event.

"I can feel the rush of a major championship again,” he said. "I can just feel the atmosphere - it's just different.

"I was frustrated earlier in the year, especially at The Masters, because I just wasn't feeling well, but now that I'm healthy I have way more energy because I'm not trying to block out pain.

"I can just go out there and play golf."

The 35-year-old has won 14 majors and 71 PGA tour events in total during his career.