On Saturday morning, the Open Championship rolled on with the world’s best golfers heading out to Royal Portrush for their third rounds.
There were a few notable absences, including Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy – who both failed to make the cut.
However, the most-notable absence came in the form of a 15-time major champion.
Tiger Woods entered the week as one of the favorites to lift the Claret Jug, but struggled in his opening round. He bounced back on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to carry him into the weekend.
After 36 holes of golf, Woods revealed he just wanted to go home.
During his post-round press conference, Tiger addressed what’s next for him on the golf course. The former World No. 1 is going to take some time away.
“I just want some time off, just to get away from it,” he said to Ryan Lavner of the Golf Channel.
Tiger has played just 12 tournament rounds since the Masters but won’t play the WGC next week and needs a break. “I just want some time off, just to get away from it.”
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) July 19, 2019
Earlier in the week, Woods revealed winning the Masters took a lot out of him.
That showed in his play over the past three major tournaments – where he missed two cuts and finished tied at No. 21 in the U.S. Open.
It’s been a tough run for Tiger since winning his 15th major title.