Tiger Woods credits hard work in gym, swing practice for `golfing rebirth`

London: Tiger Woods has said that he believes that the hard work he puts in the gym and while practicing his swing is paying off following his WGC-Cadillac Championship win in Miami on Sunday.

Securing his biggest win since 2009, the former World No.1 finished two shots clear of US golfer Steve Striker, while Graeme McDowell, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia finished on 14 under.

Admitting that his hard work off the course meant that he was able to be in contention after 54 holes, Woods said that perfecting his form is the reason behind his sloughing in the gym, lifting weights and practicing his shots, adding that he enjoyed being a winner.

Meanwhile, current World No.1 Rory McIlroy , who had come in for intense scrutiny after poor recent performances, finished eighth after a 65 in the final round in a return to form, the report added.