Tiger Woods Blames His Tournament Choke on Personal Drama

What’s the secret to success in the world of professional golf? Practice, focus—and, perhaps, not getting embroiled in an adultery scandal that turns your life upside-down.

Tiger Woods experienced a major stumble on his march down the comeback trail on Thursday, with his disastrous showing at the AT&T National. But don’t worry, he thinks he knows what happened—he was thrown off of his game by the ongoing drama of his impending divorce from Elin Nordegren:

“Outside the ropes there are certainly still distractions. It is what it is. I think everyone has had distractions in their lives [but] I think that my life out here on tour is becoming more normalized.”

Tiger better get his game together soon; with a rumored $750 million divorce settlement looming, he’s going to need all the wins he can score.

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