AKRON, Ohio – When Tiger Woods left Carnoustie two weeks ago following his tie for sixth place, he said it would take some time to get over his major near-miss.
“It was going to sting for a while, and it certainly does because I had a great chance at it,” Woods said on Wednesday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. “I played myself into a great position. I was tied for the lead at one point and I actually ended up leading outright for just a little bit.”
But coming up short in what was his best chance to win major No. 15 wasn’t enough to ruin his vacation. Woods spent the week after The Open in Switzerland with his family, which helped ease the sting of defeat.
“We just toured Switzerland. Had a great time hiking, being up in the mountains, and just enjoying one another's company,” Woods said.
Woods didn’t arrive at Firestone Country Club until Wednesday morning, which was by design considering the busy stretch of golf he has coming up, with this week’s World Golf Championship, next week’s PGA Championship and at least three of the four FedExCup Playoff events.