Congrats on your win this past weekend!
Maureen from Ottawa, Ontario
Thanks, Maureen. What a whirlwind trip. First, I was in Japan for a day for Nike. I then went to Shanghai for the WGC-HSBC Champions. It was really neat to see the support that golf is getting in China. I wish I could have played better. Then it was off to Australia and the JBWere Masters. I really enjoy playing the courses in the Australian sandbelt, and Kingston Heath was fantastic.
What will you do in the offseason? Are you and your caddy friends off the course?
Ron from Charleston, W.Va.
Ron, golf doesn't have an offseason. Unlike baseball, there's not a World Series that ends the year. Next, I'll be in California where I'll host and compete in the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament. It's a really fun event with 18 of the top players in the world, and it benefits my Foundation. I'll then take a break from playing and get ready for the holidays.
My question is about autographs: are there certain things that you wont sign?
Rey from Avondale, Ariz.
Rey, whenever possible, after every round, I'll sign autographs. Most everyone is polite when they ask, but sometimes it can get hectic. What concerns me the most are the little children that stand up front and are being pushed by adults from the rear. I try to accommodate as many people as I can, but sometimes it's safer for the fans if I keep moving while signing. It is extremely difficult to sign a golf ball.
Do you enjoy playing so far away from home? I can imagine that, now that you have children, it's got to be hard to be so far away from them.
Rupert from Houston
You're exactly right, Rupert. Now, it's very difficult to leave Elin and the children, and I'm sure it's only going to get tougher. Once Sam and Charlie start school, it won't be easy to take them out of class for a week-long trip. A veteran pro once told them it's tough to leave them as babies, but once they ask you not to go, it breaks your heart. That's something I'll always remember.