Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods burst onto the scene in 1996; a quiet, pensive, character with a penchant for the simple life, a veritable family man. Today he comes back a different man under different circumstances, to face the greatest challenge of his career in the Augusta National Masters. I for one back him to succeed.
If anything this whole situation should serve to remind us all that despite his unquestionable ability, the man is human. It says something about his public stature that his ‘indiscretions’ have almost secured as much interest as President Clinton’s misdemeanours back in 1998. Say what you will about Tiger, but he has fallen into the same trap many great men have in the past – what has happened is nothing new.
While Tiger is still the epitome of a modern Gentleman, he shows that the Ape is never truly silenced. In the words of Winston Churchill, ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts’ and for that at least no-one can fault him. Welcome back Tiger.