Tiger Woods admits he needs to be patient as he tries to implement swing changes into his game.
Woods, the former world number one, has slumped to number 181 in the latest PGA rankings.
Playing at The Memorial Tournament in Ohio last weekend, the American carded the worst round of his professional career, a 13-over-par 85 on day three.
Woods finished last of those players that made the cut in the tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.
The 14-time major champion insists he must demonstrate patience as he tries to fully implement the swing changes he is working on with coach Chris Como.
"I'm committed to what I'm doing and committed to the changes. Once I start to snowball and get more solidified, then that's when things start coming together," he said.
"You just don't go from one to ten. We're taking it one, two, three, four... all the way to ten."
Woods, who last won a major at the US Open at Torrey Pines seven years ago, says he needs to heed the advice of his caddie Joey LaCava and wait for tournament success to come back.
"Joey keeps telling me this past week, 'take it easy on yourself, you haven't played much golf'," he added.
"I hate to say it when he's right, because as a player you always want to be right, but he is right."