Phil Mickelson, left, and Dustin Johnson make their way to the 17th hole as fans try to get an autographs during a practice round for the PGA Championship.
Instructor Sean Foley during a practice round at the PGA Championship.
Instructor Sean Foley talks with Tiger Woods on Aug. 10 at the PGA Championship.
A fan waves a flag, hoping for an autograph Aug. 10 at the PGA Championship.
Chip Sullivan signs his autograph for fans during a practice round at PGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson, left, and Sean O’Hair walk off the 18th hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship.
Alvaro Quiros (right) walks with Martin Kaymer during a practice round at the PGA Championship.
Rickie Fowler and John Daly look on during a practice round at the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods works on his golf swing with caddie Steve Williams at the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods during a practice round prior to the start of the PGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson on the 17th hole at Whistling Straits during a practice round for the PGA Championship.
Stuart Appleby makes his way to the 15th tee during a practice round for the PGA Championship.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Tiger Woods said last week and again today that things are “starting to normalize” in his life and “that’s good.”
Given that he just shot 18 over at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and finished 30 strokes out of first – anything but a normal thing for someone who has won seven times at Firestone South – I asked him today what he meant by things “normalizing.”
His answer was more open than most:
“I don’t have paparazzi camped out in front of the house, hotel, helicopters flying over the range,” he said. “That was happening every day. They were following my kids everywhere they went, taking photographs of everything they were doing. That was very tough. But that hasn’t been the case of late. To me, that’s a sign that it’s headed toward normalizing.”