Before the leaders made the turn, Tiger Woods putted out for par on the 18th and a final-round 67 at the Tour Championship, with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and his kids Charlie and Sam watching.
Sam broke free and ran to give her dad a hug.
“That’s what life’s all about,” said Tiger after he signed his scorecard. “There are more important things in life than hitting a little round ball and putting it in a gopher hole, you know.”
Woods posted an even-par total, putting him T22 for the week. He entered the Tour Championship leading the FedExCup race, but finished second in the race for the wheelbarrow of cash, with Henrik Stenson winning both contests.
“Very satisfied,” said Woods when asked how satisfied he was with his season that included five wins on the PGA Tour, zero majors. “I had a number of chances to win some tournaments. I won five, which is, I think, a pretty good year. I’ve done that a few times over the course of my career. I wish I would have been a little more consistent in some of the events, but overall, at the end of the day, you know, to add to the win total for the year, it’s always a good thing.”
Woods will play in the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village in Ohio the week after next, but he’s looking forward to a break and getting some rest afterwards.
“That will start after the Presidents Cup,” said Tiger when asked when he’ll take time off. “Yeah, we’re going to take the week off and kind of recoup and recover, get ready for the Presidents Cup, and then basically assess the year and what we need to work on in the offseason.
“I’ve got a couple of tournaments that I’m playing in that I could try and make some improvements, try and work on some things for next year.”
Any idea who he’ll be playing with?
“Yeah, we’ve got a few,” said Woods when asked for ideas on pairings. “Freddy and I well, Freddy’s been blowing up my phone with some options and what he thinks for some of the pairings. We’ve got some options going into it.
“We’re going to get together with Jay and Davis and figure things out, what we need to do. I mean, it’s different you know, a Ryder Cup and a Presidents Cup. You just know that you have to play all four days, and things are handled differently in a Ryder Cup and a Presidents Cup because of that, where you don’t have to sit as many guys. If guys are playing, they just play and keep on playing well and just keep going.”