DORAL, Fla. -- Tiger Woods often says he needs more work, getting additional reps with a golf swing he's changing from driver to putter. And yet his schedule hasn't added one new stop since his return from a scandal-induced hiatus 11 months ago.
The reason: Family time. Or at least a single father's time with the kids.
"I have a family," Woods said tersely when the topic was broached after Wednesday's morning's practice round at the TPC Blue Monster. "I'm divorced. If you've been divorced with kids, then you would understand."
Woods has played just nine competitive rounds entering this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship not atypical for recent years, but contradictory to what he's been saying since bringing on Sean Foley as his newest swing coach.
"Unfortunately, I just haven't been able to carry it to the golf course yet at a consistent level," he said. "I hit spurts of it where it's really good, and then I lose it for a while."
There had been speculation that Woods might enter last week's Honda Classic, especially with his pending move to a new estate on Jupiter Island. However, previous commitments kept him from even considering the option.
Ditto for next week's Transitions Championship outside Tampa, according to agent Mark Steinberg.
Woods also divulged that his current changes under Foley are not limited to his driver and other parts of his long game.
"I have to change everything. It's the whole release pattern," he said. "It's how I release the putter, how I release the short game, how I release irons, drivers. They're all related. You can't just change one swing and not another."