"Yeah, staying on the dinghy helps, " Woods said, jokingly.
The yacht, believed to be at Gurney's Montauk Yacht Club near Sag Arbor, is a one-hour drive from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the home of this year's US Open - one of the biggest competitions in golf.
"There are a few guys so far this week have said it's taken them from the hotel 2 1/2 to 3 hours, and, you know, there's a good chance that someone might miss their time".
"I just had to hit a lot of putts, put in the legwork".
This narrow strip of eastern Long Island can get quite cramped with traffic on most occasions, but the presence of the U.S. Open takes the gridlock to a whole new level.
But when it comes to winning a tournament for first time in five years or a major championship for the first time in 10 years, Woods has found difficulty in putting all aspects of his game together.
Now 10 tournaments into his comeback from a fourth back surgery, Wood has at times struggled with his driving, his iron play and putting, the latter of which hurt him two weeks ago at the Memorial, where he tied for 23rd after one of his best ball-striking weeks in years.
"I've missed playing the US Open; it's our nation's title and it's meant so much to me and my career", Woods said.
"Hopefully this is one of those weeks where I put it all together and even it out and we'll see what happens". You've seen the tournaments I've played in this year, there's always something.
Whilst the traffic is causing nightmares, players like Woods with his yacht and Ian Poulter who came in on a helicopter aren't having problems with the traffic.
After Monday's practice round, congestion around Shinnecock Hills was so bad one prominent NY sports reporter described it as "biblical".
"What I did at Memorial, I just didn't feel comfortable over it". "I was evening looking at a weather forecast for Monday thinking, what's it look like if you happen to work your way into a playoff?"
"I understand it because everyone wants to see a result on Sunday", Woods said. A lot of times you can hit great putts on poa, and it doesn't go in. And those greens were quick, and I just didn't feel comfortable and didn't hit many good putts. "I've given myself chances to win, which I didn't know if I was ever going to do again, and, also, then again, not happy with the fact that I didn't win because I loved how it felt being there", Woods explained. "I've only been there for a few days now". Can I actually participate in my kids' lives again?