Tiger Woods Takes Break to Be With Dad
Woods, in New Zealand for the wedding of his caddie Steve Williams, added that he might not play in a golf tournament before the U.S. Open in June, the Associated Press reports.
"It's kind of up in the air with the situation back home, so I don't know what's going to happen," said Woods. "I'm taking time off. I'm here for this event and for Steve, and to enjoy time off and be with my father, so I won't play for a while."
Earl, a former Green Beret, and his son have always been close – Earl taught Woods to swing when the child was only 9 months old. When Woods was 2, Earl had him on TV putting with Bob Hope on The Michael Douglas Show, where Tiger scored a hole in one.
"My father is hanging in there," said Woods, 30. "The guy is an absolute fighter and walking miracle."