May 20, 2019
Tiger woods is arguably one of the the most iconic athletes ever. Eleven time PGA player of the year, four time PGA Tour champion, 81 pga tour dubs, a net worth of $740 million, had his own video game, was sponsored by prestigious brands right out of college, and of course a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Tiger is an inspiration to us all; his comeback story is one that should be in history books and most likely would be.
Our Commander in Chief Donald J. Trump has high regard for the golf phenom stating at the Medal ceremony: “Tiger, we are inspired by everything you’ve become and attained. The job you’ve done is incredible, Your spectacular achievements on the golf course, your triumph over physical adversity and your relentless will to win, win, win; these qualities embody the American spirit of pushing boundaries, defying limits and always striving for greatness.”
Tiger, a great champion was nothing but a class act with Fox news quoting his as saying “”I tried to hang in there and I tried to come back and play the great game of golf again,” Woods said. “I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to do it again, and … the amazing Masters experience that I just had a few weeks ago is probably the highlight of what I’ve accomplished so far in my life on the golf course.”
The adversity faced by Tiger is unlike anything we have seen. Injury, injustices and a highly publicized personal problems were just a few of the roadblocks Tiger faced but through it all he came back and proved everybody wrong.
Time 100 featured Tiger in this year’s issue and on the issue of his comeback stated “While pundits doubted he’d ever win again, Tiger’s commitment never wavered. The thing we don’t always appreciate is the patience. Tiger spent countless hours in the gym, and on the golf course, with a singular goal in mind. All the work he did when people weren’t watching allowed him to hug his children on the same hallowed ground he hugged his father 22 years ago, amid all the adulation, a Masters champion once again.”
Tiger Woods is not done yet ladies and gentlemen Golfweek.com reports that “Woods, 43, has long said his focus remains the four major championships. He pared back his schedule in 2019 after playing 18 PGA Tour events last year, plus the Ryder Cup, Hero World Challenge and his infamous “Match” with Phil Mickelson.”