Does Tiger Woods think he can win? ‘I do’

AUGUSTA — Ask Tiger Woods a simple question and you get a simple answer.

Woods was asked Tuesday whether he thinks he can win this Masters.

“I do,” he said succinctly.

And what gives him such confidence in what appears to be an uphill battle, considering he came to Augusta National over the past two weeks to see if a comeback was even possible?

“I can hit it just fine,” he said. “I don’t have any qualms about what I can do physically from a golf standpoint. It’s now walking is the hard part. This is normally not an easy walk to begin with. Now given the conditions that my leg is in, it gets even more difficult.

“You know, 72 holes is a long road, and it’s going to be a tough challenge and a challenge that I’m up for.”