Ponte Vedra (Florida, US), May 5 (ANI): Golfer Tiger Woods has admitted that emotionally he was at his lowest ebb in 14 years as a professional and that his inner turmoil had followed him on to the golf course.
Woods looked bad at the Quail Hollow Championship last week, a shell of his former self. And, he looked bad again yesterday.
In practice yesterday, Woods found water on five holes on the back nine and duck hooked his drive into the drink at the 18th.
"It's getting better, [although] it couldn't get any worse," a subdued and demoralised Woods said, before joking that the one thing he did well last week was put the ball on the tee peg. "I didn't have any balls fall off tees. It just got worse from there."
Some are questioning the relationship Woods has with Hank Haney, his coach.
Woods has not given him a ringing endorsement other than to say that he is still working with him.
For the first time since 1996, Woods will not be going into a tournament as outright favourite. This time, he shares that honour with Phil Mickelson.
Woods looks exposed and vulnerable, words not normally associated with a player many regard as the best there has ever been. (ANI)