Washington: The Players Championship can't come soon enough for Tiger Woods, coping this week with the bleak emotions surrounding the anniversary of his father's death and his split with Lindsey Vonn.
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Tiger Woods during practice round for The Players Championship in Florida yesterday. Pic/AFP
"Obviously it does affect me," Woods said on Tuesday after a practice round at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
"It is tough. There's no doubt. I'm not going to lie about that. It is tough. This three-day window is really hard," added the 14-time major champion, whose father and mentor Earl Woods died on May 3, 2006.
"I haven't slept. These three days, May 3 and through the fifth, today, is just brutal on me, and then with obviously what happened on Sunday, it just adds to it."
On Sunday, Woods and ski star Vonn announced via Facebook that their relationship had ended, blaming hectic schedules that kept them apart too much. The two were dating for three years.