"The time she is going to spend with her child and her family, I don't ever see her ever wanting to come back to the game of golf in that capacity."
A couple of highlights from Tiger's press conference to promote the AT&T National at Congressional.
On Torrey Pines No. 14 possibly moving up as a drivable par-4:
Q. As far as Torrey Pines goes, one of the finishing holes and one of the longer par 4s was a drivable par 4?
TIGER WOODS: I heard the same thing. On 14?
Q. Wonder what your thoughts were on the USGA kind of taking that strategy? Thinking you like the short drivable par 4s. (Indiscernible).
TIGER WOODS: I thought that was very strange as well because they lengthened 14 quite a bit the last three designs. It's been -- generally I've played (indiscernible). It's been a 3-wood and a 7-iron to a 9-iron. But I should have it drivable. Never would have foreseen the USGA doing that.
But then again, that hole, if you landed the ball on the green, you know it will be a little back. I don't know if they made -- if they will keep that as a hazard or whether that's just the unplayable-wise or whatever it may be. I don't know what they are going to do with that.
When I get there -- obviously when you get there, you check it out in the practice rounds and figure out a game plan.
TIGER WOODS: Very surprising. Very surprising. I am glad they took one of our par 5s away, so I guess I don't feel guilty.
And does Tiger know something about Annika that we don't?
Q. What was your reaction when you heard Annika, that she would retire at the end of the season? And have you spoken with her since then? And, if so, what have you spoken about?
TIGER WOODS: I knew that was going to happen. She's done it all. She's been through it all. For men and women, it is two totally different things. Who knows, she might come back or not. I doubt it. I don't see Annika ever doing anything half-ass. The time she is going to spend with her child and her family, I don't ever see her ever wanting to come back to the game of golf in that capacity. What it takes to do that, I don't foresee her doing it. We talked quite a bit after that.
I just -- I'm very happy for her. She sounds happy, very at peace with what she's done and what she's said.