On Sunday, Woods and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn announced they were breaking up, ending their nearly three-year relationship. On top of that, May 3 is the anniversary of the death of Woods' father, Earl Woods, who died in 2006.
During a news conference at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Woods admitted the last few days have been challenging.
"It's tough. This time of year is really hard on me," Woods said. "This three-day window is really hard. I haven’t slept. These three days, May 3rd through 5th, today, it’s just brutal on me. And then obviously with what happened Sunday just adds to it."
Woods will be playing in his first tournament since the Masters in early April. He put on a surprising showing at Augusta National Golf Club, and the 14-time major winner is hoping for another encouraging result this week. Woods also said he's made a few "tweaks" to his swing and is hoping the changes will prove fruitful on the course.
Whether it's enough for Woods to overcome what has been a difficult week away from the game remains to be seen.