Tiger Woods taking 'indefinite' leave from golf

Tiger Woods taking inde

Tiger Woods is shifting his focus from winning majors to saving his marriage. Two weeks after Woods crashed his car into a tree outside his house, setting in motion a swift fall that featured reports of extramarital infidelities, golf's biggest star made a stunning announcement. He announced he is temporarily walking away from the game that made him the first $1 billion athlete. "After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf," Woods said Friday evening on his Web site. "I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person." It will be the second straight year that the No. 1 player will spends a long period sidelined. A year ago, he missed eight months while recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left knee. This time, Woods is trying to repair a broken family, knowing this will be a far more difficult comeback.