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Tiger Woods’s Daughter Brought Him To Tears As She Gives Powerful Hall Of Fame Speech


Tiger Woods’s Daughter Brought Him To Tears As She Gives Powerful Hall Of Fame Speech

It’s certainly a night he’ll never forget.

Who could have imagined that Tiger Woods, who used to sear burn marks into his competitors, could CRY? Well, the 46-Year-Old recently did, and a big thanks to his 14-Year-Old daughter, Sam, an unknown side of Woods came to light. 

Fittingly dressed in red, Sam presented Woods as a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame at the PGA Tour’s new headquarters and said: “Dad, I inducted you into the Dad Hall of Fame long time ago.”

Without holding back, Wood melted into her arms and was completely lost. In her speech, Sam told a fantastic tale about the day she was born. It was the same day of the final round of the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont, where Angel Cabrera had won.

She recalled: “In 2007, my dad got himself in position to make an 18-foot putt to force a U.S. Open playoff, which he missed by a foot.”

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“He then had to rush to the airport, flew from Pittsburg to Orlando, and drove to the Winter Palmer Hospital. Within five minutes of walking into the hospital room, still wearing a red golf shirt on June 18th, I was born.”

“He may have lost that day, but he won the greatest gift of all.”

Sam undeniably dominated the night the same way her dad dominated the golf course, which moved him to tears. Watery-eyed Wood uttered amid lightening the moment: “Crap. I just lost a bet to [Steve] Stricker that I wouldn’t cry. Thank you, Sam.” The most touching moment emerged when Sam recalled Wood’s car crash in February 2021.

At the time, Wood required several surgeries to his right leg, hindering him from competing on the PGA Tour. 

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She said: “We didn’t know if you’d come home with two legs or not. Now not only are you about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but you’re standing here on your two feet. This is why you deserve this because you’re a fighter.” 

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Wood’s legacy is as much about the present group of stars who sit atop the world rankings today as it is about the five Masters green jackets he’s won and his three U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and four PGA Championship victories. Woods was indeed a dominant player the game has ever seen, but that dominance alongside his skin color added diversity to the all-white sport.

Speaking of Woods, No 1-ranked Jon Rahm said: “Besides entertaining all of us for 20 years and doing unbelievable things, he inspired the generation of players you’re seeing today.” 

No 2-ranked Collin Morikawa, who has won two major championships in the past three years, also said: “He’s everything. I grew up watching him. I wanted to compete against him. You wanted to be No. 1 in the world. I just wanted to meet him.” 

Dustin Johnson also stated: “When I was in high school, golf was still kind of not really considered a cool sport to play. You kind of were a dork if you played golf. But Tiger made it actually a cool sport to play. Everybody wanted to be like Tiger.” 

Rory Mcllroy uttered he feels fortunate to have gotten to know Woods, adding: “there is this sort of saying that you shouldn’t meet your heroes, and Tiger was my hero when I met him, and he lived up to the expectations.

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No 4 ranked, Patrick Cantlay said: “I think every pro out here owes a debt of gratitude to Tiger because this sport wouldn’t be where it is today without his impact.” 

No 4 ranked Xander Schauffele added: “He created what golf is today, and we’re all products of it. He’s transformed golf.

No 5 ranked Scottie Scheffler, who won last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, said he used to watch YouTube highlights of woods in an attempt to emulate him on the golf course. “He’s totally changed our lives.” 

However, Woods recorded 82 career wins, including 15 major championships. His 2019 Masters victory, having endured many back surgeries, was inducted into the Hall as much for what’s he’s done for the game of golf and as for what he’s done on the golf course. 

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