AUGUSTA, GA. – Tiger Woods was just a kid when he was 21 years old when he won his first Masters (and his first of 15 majors) in 1997.
When he won it for the fifth time on Sunday, He was a bald, 43-year-old father of two children whose children, eleven-year-old daughter Sam Alexis and ten-year-old son Charlie Axel, greeted him on March 18 a meaningless bogey had tapped by one win.
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"My dad (Earl Woods) is no longer here," said Woods, "but my mother (Kultida) is here 22 years later and I win the contest , And then, to have both Sam and Charlie here ̵
" I would not let this happen to you twice, "he added with a smile," and to see what it's like when her father wins a great championship, I hope they'll never forget that. " 19659002] This time it was open champ Francesco Molinari who made double bogeys on the 12th and 15th holes while Woods remained stable and followed his two-putt birdie at 15 with an ace and a tap-in-birdie at 16 he reached 14 under par and made room for the bogey on April 18.
His children had already resigned himself to being more than a YouTube golfer, they had seen him do the Golf World Championships Winner of the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational, he won the TOUR Championship in East Lake last fall, the long-awaited 80th to win PGA TOUR, and the 83rd Masters Tournament marked his first major title since the 2008 US Open (nearly 11 years). And he did everything with a fused back tan, once he had feared to fear a future in which he would not be good enough to play with Sam and Charlie.
What did they say to him when it was over? He still does not know. It was too loud with all the screaming, including your own screaming.
"I think the kids are starting to understand how much this game means to me, and some of the things I did in the game," Woods said. "Before the comeback, they only knew that golf hurt me a lot. If I had tried to swing a club, I would be down and fight for years, and basically they can only remember that.
Having seen their father at his lowest point, they now saw him at his highest point. 19659002] "It means the world to me," Woods said. "Your love and support, I just can not say enough about how much that meant to me during my struggles, when I found it difficult to move. Only her infectiousness of happiness; You know, I've had a hard time physically. There have been many times when I really could not move, and that is difficult in itself. "
" But just to have them there, and then they have to see their pops win, just as my pops have seen I win here, it's pretty special. I'm looking forward to showing and telling at school. "