I guess it happened fast, she was fighting for her life, and I got caught up in that. When she started feeling better, my playing golf got to be a problem, and my being gone was a problem, and now you look at where we're at."His gaze steady, he pauses, giving his emotions time to settle."I hope she ends up my best friend," he says. "But he realized that it's just not going to work, and that he has to move on.
"I really care about her kids -- I thought eight or nine months sitting with Gi Gi and Oliver would be the greatest thing. I ask myself, And the answer is, there isn't one. It shows growth because he faced a difficult situation and found out what he really wanted, and because for the first time in a while he didn't replace one woman with another.
Once, after I'd caught a solid drive on a blind, downhill dogleg, we crested a hill and saw two balls, one 30 yards behind the other.
As we approached the first one and I remarked that it was surely mine, he responded, in all seriousness, "Now how do you know that?
" The ball was indeed mine, and it had gotten about as close to one of his drives as I would get all day.