Cardiff are presently third from bottom -- Fulham and Huddersfield having already been relegated -- but can reduce the gap to two points between themselves and Brighton if they beat the latter on Tuesday.

Brighton would still have a game in hand but Warnock believes 43-year-old Woods' achievement in capturing his first major in 11 years can be an inspiration for his team.

Winning a fifth Masters title cemented a fairytale comeback to the pinnacle of golf for Woods, whose career imploded after a 2009 sex scandal and knee and back injuries that required a total of seven surgeries.

"We just have to look at the golf and at what Tiger has done -- amazing," said Warnock.

"Nobody gave him a chance either, he has been written off that many times and we have.

"Obviously over the last few weeks we have felt sorry for ourselves a few times.

"We haven't got time to do that (at Brighton) and if it's not good enough then we accept it.

"But this is an opportunity to give ourselves a chance till the end of the season. We have to grab that."