About his golf game and neck injury: "Your golf game is never where you want it to be even when you're having your best days, you always want it to be better," Woods said. "The neck is better than it was. It is where I want it? No. It's always a work in progress."
About the distractions in his life after his admission of marital infidelity: "Everyone has had distraction in their lives," he said. "My life out here on tour has become more normalized. Getting out there and talking to you guys about the game of golf, it wasn't like that the beginning of the year. But that has changed and that's good."
About playing the British Open at St. Andrews next month: "I fell in love with it [St. Andrews] the first time I played it," he said. "We've all played under different conditions there and that's why I love it so much. I thought it would be a little more narrow, but once you start playing, you realize it is not that wide. You can hit every fairway there and not have a shot at a flag."
About being a role model and being the favorite golfer among kids: "I certainly have made my mistakes," he said. "Take full ownership of them. No one lives a perfect life. No one does. When you make a mistake, step up to the plate and take full ownership of it."
About Sean O'Hair, a PGA Tour member who is a member at Aronimink: "Sean is a great kid," Woods said. "You couldn't meet a more humble, down-to-earth guy. He's a pretty funny guy, he loves to tell jokes. His game has improved a lot. He is making progress each and every year."
Woods will tee off on the first hole at 12:56 p.m. on Thursday, in a group with Dustin Johnson and Davis Love III.