New father Tiger Woods said that his wife, Elin, had been admitted to a hospital in Orlando, Fla., four days before their daughter was born, while Woods was playing the first round of the U.S. Open in Oakmont, Pa.
"She had some complications," Woods said Tuesday in a pre-tournament news conference at Bethesda, Md., before the AT&T National that he hosts.
"We talked all the time. Everything was all right, I mean it wasn't life-threatening or anything, but she just had a few problems and had to be admitted.
"It wasn't easy. It was not easy because I wanted to be there. And the doctor and Elin said, 'There's nothing you can do. So go out there and just get a W.' Came close. But that night was infinitely more rewarding than any W ever could have been."