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Tiger missed cut at The Open in July after wife learned of his flings

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London, Dec.11 (ANI): The world's greatest golfer missed the cut at The Open in July - the only time he has suffered that fate in 50 Majors as a professional, because he found it difficult to concentrate after his wife had learned he was cheating on her.

Elin was said to have confronted him before he flew to Scotland, but that suggestion was taken with a pinch of salt at the time.

One player, who did not want to be named, said the rumour that Tiger's private life was close to blowing up in his face was rife at Turnberry.

The Sun quoted him, as saying: "The word was Tiger had been caught out and that Elin was threatening to leave him even then. It was bad enough when it was just conjecture and not out in the public domain."

"Now it is on the front pages of every newspaper and magazine and being broadcast on every TV station in the world, it is a million times worse. Even if Tiger's marriage survives this, you wonder if he'll ever again be able to adopt the same single-minded approach that made him the greatest competitor the sport has known," he added.

Woods needs five more majors to overtake Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 titles, and all of a sudden, it seems a massive challenge. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, December 11, 2009, 14:45 [IST]
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