Tiger’s Win at the Masters and What the Golf Geeks Don’t Get About It

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Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters - Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Because I want to believe that no matter what mistakes you make in life, that if you put in the work, you can overcome those errors. I want to believe that poor choices do NOT have a lifelong effect. YOU CAN COME BACK. Tiger had just demonstrated over 4 amazing days that this was true and I was stoked.

My fascination went beyond that though. I wanted to study and replay HOW had he done it? This final day of the Masters where he had started behind, climbed into a tie for the lead, fallen back, tied, fallen back…. How had he WON it? There were like a zillion guys within a stroke of each other, just one of them faltering wouldn’t have mattered, so no one gave him this victory. He had to win the damn thing.

Who among us doesn’t have something that we’re trying to comeback from — a relationship we screwed up, an illness or injury, a job loss, or just having eaten too many chips and desserts and being unable to run a mile without our lungs or legs screaming at us. Tiger’s victory says fallible people can achieve greatness. Booyah!!

And so…. people like me, who only half pay attention when family and friends watch and talk golf, were and are, transfixed by Tiger winning the Masters. And yes, that’s probably good for golf. It certainly feels good for the heart.

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