Woods won one tournament in 2018 (Picture: Getty)

Sergio Garcia believes Tiger Woods will never get back to his very best.

Woods has endured a well-documented difficult period in his career over the last five years, blighted by constant injuries along with fears that he would never return to the sport.

However, over the last 12 months he’s made a remarkable return to the top of golf, winning his first tournament since 2013 at the Tour Championship. At the end of 2017, he was world No. 656 but he ended 2018 as No. 13.

But despite his recovery, Garcia doesn’t believe the 14-time Major winner will ever return to the level of golf he was playing during his peak period from nearly 20 years ago.

‘He showed really good form last year but can get back to his form in the early 2000s? I don’t think so,’ Garcia told The Daily Express. ‘But I don’t think anybody can get to that.

finished 17th at the Hero World Challenge, his most recent event (Picture: Getty)

‘The level of golf he played in 2001 and 2002, that was amazing. If he stays healthy, he has shown he can still play and play really well.’

Woods’ next confirmed event is at the Genesis Open in February, while Garcia’s next outing is at the Singapore Open later this month.