• But golf doesn't seem to be at the forefront of his mind
• The 14-time major winner missed the cut at the US PGA
TIGER WOODS | WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Tiger Woods needs a win this week to qualify for the season-ending FedEx Cup play-offs – but he’s been preparing for the Wyndham Championship by playing more football, or soccer, than golf.
The 39-year-old only committed to playing after missing the cut at the US PGA Championship – his third consecutive missed cut at a major – and heading into the event, his family, rather than his game, has been at the forefront of his mind.
“I had a soccer game to go to and I had to take my kids to school for their first day,” said Tiger Woods. “I didn't want to miss any of those. Those are more important than any golf tournament.”
And throughout his injury troubles over the past 18 months, Woods revealed that the toughest part of it all wasn’t being absent from professional golf, but not being able to take part in activities with his kids.
“The hardest part before the surgery and right after was that I wasn't able to live life with my kids anymore,” Tiger Woods explained. “I was laying on the bed or laying on the couch. I couldn't participate in their life. I couldn't do anything.
“My kids are very, very active, like I am. Right now that I'm healthy I'm playing soccer every day, running everyday. That's one of the reasons I'm as skinny as I am. We're running everyday, and, to me, that's fun.
"To play soccer all day and that to me is what life is all about" - Tiger Woods
“To be able to be with them and do those type of things again and be a part of their life like that, to teach them free diving, to play soccer all day and that to me is what life is all about and I can do that again and play my sport as well.”
The 14-time major winner gets his bid to qualify for the FedEx Cup underway at 7.30am local time , alongside Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka.
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