Speaking on the eve of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Woods said he had rejected approaches to play in Saudi Arabia despite appearance fees reportedly in the region of $3 million (2.7 million euros).
"I've finally come from behind to win a big championship".
Woods is host of the Hero World Challenge and Captain of the United States team for the 13th Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia on December 12-14.
While Woods doesn't say he regrets pushing his body to extremes, he does expect more injuries in golf as more strive for power.
"We sat and watched Joe, went down (to Florida) to do a TV spot, then we once sat there, had some beers and watched". "I'm really just hoping that Brooks is able to heal up and get back to playing competitively soon, which I don't have a doubt on that". We were running through all the scenarios, Joe is looking at the boards, I am looking at the boards.
"Now people are doing PiYos, Olympic lifts, all the different things because they know how important ground is to create power", Woods said of modern swings that emphasize rotation over the old reverse C moves of the 1970s.
"We talked about the conversations we had over every shot".
"But that's what we were talking about, that's what happened".
"We were trying to figure out what was going on, who was leaking what, who was making the move".
'We were having those discussions in the fairway about what we needed to do while still staying focussed about executing.
The PGA Tour season is on hiatus until the new year, but the betting opportunities never stop with this sport. "I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I first won in '97. So it was a lot of fun seeing it back and sharing it with Joe because he has been through all the tough times with me as well as the good times". To be able to sit there and listen to the jokes and the needling I received. That was an incredible experience for me, and now I have been a part of it for so long. It's a pretty exclusive club and you have to earn your way into it. I work more on chipping and wedging now. "People will look back on the past as well". I remember going to Dubai for my very first time [where he has won twice] and seeing maybe two or three buildings in the skyline. That's life. The time I have left as a professional golfer - that window is smaller than it used to be. We can't take the breaks we want throughout the year, so it is different, ' he said.