Will patrons have a chance to witness Tiger Woods compete on the first fairway at Augusta National? Photo: Don Emmert, AFP via Getty Images
Did what happened Tuesday when Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie, hopped into their private jet and buzzed up to Augusta for a pre-Masters visit to Augusta National reveal more about Woods or about the rest of us?
That Woods feels encouraged enough about his recovery from the awful car crash 13 months ago to believe he’s capable of walking Augusta National’s heaving hills is a testament to both modern medicine, a commitment to therapy and Woods’ indomitable spirit.
For the rest of us, to paraphrase the line from the movie “Jerry Maguire,” he had us at, “Hello, world.”
We were reminded of that Tuesday.
When the sun went down at Augusta National on Tuesday afternoon, there was no affirmation that Woods will be on the first tee next Thursday when the Masters begins, but there was the buzz that only Woods can create in golf.
A year ago, everyone wondered whether he would walk again. ...
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