Friday 20 October 2017

five key events

* January: Signs for Nike in a £78?million deal which involves changing all his clubs.

* March: Walks off after eight holes of the second round at the Honda Classic. Blames his mental state, but then a says it is wisdom tooth pain.

* April: After a runner-up finish in Texas, can only tie for 25th at The Masters. First rumblings of unrest behind the scenes.

July: Misses the cut at The Open and reveals he feels "brain dead" on the course. Denies one of many rumours of a split with Caroline Wozniacki.

* October: After months of conjecture confirms he has split from Horizon.

* December: In his penultimate start of the year, beats Adam Scott in the Australian Open with a 15-footer at the last.

Irish Independent

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