Listen: Tiger Woods, Tigertiger Woods discussed on All Things Considered
"Cornish Chang. Just two years ago around this time Tiger Woods was ranked the seven hundred eighty best gulford in the world a far cry from where he stood during the late nineties and mid two thousands. When he was considered one of the best. Golfers of all time after dealing with both personal and medical problems for years. It was uncertain whether woods would ever get back to the top of the sport. Well that'll change yesterday. When Tiger Woods won the master's tournament. His first major championship since two thousand eight and now President Trump has announced that he will be presenting Tiger Woods with the presidential. Medal of freedom, quote because of his incredible success, and comeback in sports golf and more importantly life here to help us wrap. All of this up is Dan Wetzel of Yahoo sports. Welcome. Thanks for having me on would you rate? Tigers men on Sunday as one of the biggest comebacks you have ever seen in all of sports. Absolutely. Because this guy spiraling completely out of control in every aspect. He's turned his life around. He's not only succeeding on the golf. Course. He seems to be extremely healthy in all ways. And maintains a terrific relationship with his children. He always wanted the trick father. And he saw that too on Sunday. Speaking of that, you wrote a really moving piece about how special yesterday's victory was in part because of who was waiting for him at the very end. Can you take us back to that moment? So when he first won in nineteen Ninety-seven the masters at Augusta National his father was waiting for. Also, the eighteenth grade and tiger was twenty one years old at that point. And it was really a culmination of a journey between a father and a son and shocking the world and becoming the youngest masters champion of all time in the first African American ship yet. Pioneering moment twenty two years later as father passed away. The tiger returns wins even with more claim after all this to mold and who's waiting in the exact same spot where his dad was but his all ten year old son, Charley, his daughter Sam, his mom and stuff at that. But it was really Charlie raven tool it in the exact same spa. He's now bear hugging. His ten year old son where he wants bear hug is father. And even tiger is not the most sentimental, but I guess as you get older you. His dad got them. They're by teaching them. How to play golf how to be competitive? How to kick down doors, Charlie and Samantha as kids taught him how to keep trying because they did his infectious happiness of child in their own way. They help them get there to just a really interesting situation. So the woods family. Yeah. I wanna play this clip from Brooks kept guy. He finished second after tiger yesterday. Here's what he said probably one of the things to be a part of it. Place a little bummed out. But it's I wouldn't want it any other way, you wanna go with them, and I can leave San all. And. Good, man. I mean kept guy is a guy who grew up as a little kid watching tiger dominate in those early years. Right. Most of the guys Tiger Woods beat yesterday are playing golf because of Tiger Woods. They will tell you. They were eight and ten and twelve years old and said I wanna play like him it were drawn to that sport. Almost all the golfers who lost the tournament stuck around and waited one tiger was going to win it usually those guys are defeated their depressed. They wanna get out of the. Guys, lost and other state, and they just wanted to steal part of it and see Tiger Woods win that the mount of respect that says without saying award is incredible. It's very very rare. So when you're watching him play yesterday, did it feel like a different tiger in the way. He connected with people watching"