PARAMUS, N.J. – Tiger Woods was bombarded by personal inquiries from about 75 rain-soaked media types on Wednesday at Ridgewood Country Club, with much of the manic Q&A focused on his recently completed divorce from former wife Elin.
Woods – who was in Panama City, Fla., on Monday to complete the divorce proceedings before arriving at The Barclays – addressed all Elin-related inquiries a lot more directly than usual. But, as is also his custom, he didn't say much.
“I wish her the best in everything,” Woods said. “(It is a) sad time in our lives. Practicing has been secondary, getting our kids situated in a new living environment.
“You don't ever go into a marriage looking to get divorced. My actions obviously led to this decision.”
Although a limited practice schedule given the turmoil in his personal life is understandable, it doesn’t bode well for Woods as he attempts to improve his playoff status. He’s currently 112th on the points list and will need to crack the top 100 this week to advance to the second postseason event in Boston.
“I came back because this is my job. This is what I do,” Woods said.
En route to his media Q&A, Woods signed about 15 autographs in a maniacal, almost dangerous scene. The kids like the Divorced Tiger as much as the Married Tiger and Bachelor Boy Tiger.