‘Everybody loves a winner ‘and that is true concerning one of the world’s most celebrated sporting heroes in Tiger Woods. On Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 the sporting world witnessed one of the greatest sporting comebacks ever seen as Tiger Woods claimed his fifth Masters win. At age 43, Woods has taken his tally of major titles – the Masters, US PGA championships, US Open and Open Championships – to 15 the latest success was the most remarkable.
Yes, remarkable! What made this comeback special was the price he would have to pay to achieve it. At age 21, Tiger Woods became the youngest ever winner of the Masters in 1997 by an astonishing 12 stroke margin and was ranked two months later the world’s No 1 golfer. From then on, he dominated the game and did it in an emphatic style in 2000, when he won three major honours. But his establishment as one of the world’s greats in the game was going to be threatened by some strings of events. Tiger began experiencing injuries that were causing problems and affecting his game.
On November 27, 2009 Tiger was arrested for DUI (Driving under Influence) after crashing his car into a fire hydrant when driving from his home in Florida. Within days, speculations and revelations about some strings of extra-marital affairs began to develop and became widespread. Tiger woods admitted to infidelity which inevitably led to his divorce, a break from golf with blue-chip companies pulling back their sponsorships from him. There were other issues but I believe you get the picture. Despite all these setbacks, Tiger had the courage, the mental strength and the ability to forgive self alongside others to stage a massive comeback.