After watching Tiger Woods compete at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta for the last 4 days, I can’t believe that one of the most famous athletes who ever played this historic tournament at Augusta National Golf Course. Just last year, Woods was in a devastating auto accident, sustaining major injuries to his legs and back, yet here he is just over a year later, making the cut at one of the hardest golf courses in the world. I have been watching him for over 20 years. In fact he graduated from nearby Western High School, winning three straight US Amateurs from age 18 to 20, before turning pro at age 21. In his first professional year, he won this historic tournament, signifying the start of a career that will be judged the greatest in the history of the sport.
And yet, he not only plays, but respects the game with genuine humility. He looks great with his famous swing, and while I could talk about all his setbacks, it does not take away for the honor this man represents for the world. It has been an honor to watch him play and know I am watching history being made every time he takes the tee. Even though he finished well out of competition for the title in the last two rounds, his resilience inspires the best of us for whatever any of us wish to achieve.