Difficult week for Tiger Woods ends with 75
Tiger Woods ended a difficult week with his most troublesome round at The Players Championship.
Woods shot a 3-over 75 in the final round Sunday and tied for 22nd place, 15 strokes behind winner Stephen Ames.
Woods made two double bogeys and struggled everywhere except off the tee, but said he managed to stay focused despite his father's failing health.
"If you tee it up, you tee it up and give it everything you've got," he said. "That's how I was taught to play the game, and that's how I play it."
Woods traveled cross country Tuesday to check on his father, Earl Woods, who has been battling cancer in Cypress, Calif. He missed the final practice round and considered withdrawing from the tournament, but he decided to return in hopes of lifting his father's spirits with some highlights.
He didn't have very many on the Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass, the site of his 1994 U.S. Amateur victory.
"Frustrating in the sense that I threw away so many shots around the greens this week," said Woods, who finished at 1-over 289. "This weekend was probably one of my best driving performances all year. Hit my irons terrible and putted even worse."
Woods wasn't sure when he would return to see his dad. He was scheduled to drive home and play Monday and Tuesday in the Tavistock Cup, an annual match between PGA Tour players who live in the exclusive Orlando communities of Isleworth and Lake Nona.
He said he planned to arrive in Augusta, Ga., for the Masters next Monday.
But everything will depend on his father's condition.
"You should always try and look at the glass as half full," he said. "That's what you have to do in life, and there's always a bright side to everything. You've just got to find it sometimes."