Tiger Woods: I haven't slept in three days

Tiger Woods enduring "tough" time with split from Vonn and anniversary of father's death

Tue, 5 May 2015

Tiger Woods says he has "not slept in three days" after splitting from girlfriend Lindsey Vonn on top of the anniversary of his father's death.  

Earl Woods passed away on 3 May 2006, while his son announced on Sunday he and Olympic skier Vonn were to separate after three years.

“Obviously it does affect me,” Woods said on Tuesday ahead of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. “It is tough. There's no doubt. I'm not going to lie about that.

"This three-day window is really hard. I haven't slept. It's been -- 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.”

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Woods is playing his first event this week since at tie for 17th at the Masters following two months off to work on his game.

“I've had some pretty good practice sessions. My short game still feels really good," he said in Florida.

“We made a couple little swing tweaks since then to keep improving. I'm going to start playing a little bit more now since I'm in some of these events now, not like last week.”

Woods and Vonn blamed "hectic schedules" for their decision to separate, just a few weeks after the pair appeared together with the former world number one's children at Augusta.

The 14-time major champion issued a statement on Sunday, saying: "I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I’ll always cherish our time together. She has been amazing with Sam and Charlie and my entire family.”

Vonn wrote on Facebook: "I will always cherish the memories that we've created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.

“I will always admire and respect Tiger. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.”

 

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