On Saturday-afternoon, and Sunday (Father's Day), what i saw in your eyes, your play, and your space (energy-field), was how-much you're missing having your Dad to talk-to. In that-"missing"-space, was the energy-field of "loss" (further-compounding the above). That's what got expressed by your play.
Like the game of Charades, your play was a communication to the World -- not using "words". You did not "lose" the Open -- your play on Thurs and Fri generated the World watching you, which made Sat-aft and Sunday the perfect time for you-Heart to let them know what you've been feeling. This note, in part, is to let you know that "i (somebody) got the message".
In the absence of your having your Dad to talk-to about deeply-personal matters, you were left having to use the Open. That part of you which reads greens so perfectly, was simply already-busy.
Kloudy & Tigres......great posts.
I would like to add another thought. You both mentioned that Tiger does not have the advantage of sharing with a spouse or partner. I would not equate that with being detrimental to or equated with a loney life. I had a spouse for 40+ years and quite frankly often felt alone as he did not see the same joys that I did. Oh yeah, it's nice to have someone to share good, bad, and so-so stuff with, but that someone needs to be willing to cheer or cry with you 100%. I often wonder if Tiger ever had that after his Dad died.
PS I too would love to see Tiger's mom and/or the kids run out and jump in his arms when he wins a tournament. Maybe now that the kids are getting older, we might see them at more tournaments.
Totally in agreement with you that it has to be the right partner!!!!! Sometimes you are lonelier with a partner who isn't on the same page as you are than you are when you are alone!!!!
Do you ever wonder if Tiger had made a poor choice in what was hopefully a life partner?
Apples don't fall from a tree without a little help!