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One reason Woods didn’t want Williams to work the U.S. Open for Scott is that it would add another layer of controversy to a career that could do without it. Ultimately, it turned into another sordid chapter in a soap opera that shows no sign of ending.

And to think that for the longest time, Woods only made news because of his golf.

Nick Faldo, a six-time major champion who now works for CBS Sports, said winning used to be a “foregone conclusion” for Woods. At the moment, nothing is certain.

“Tiger has definitely lost his aura right now,” Faldo said.