While most fans recognize Tiger Woods’ remarkable performance in the field of golf, his two children associate the sports with pain due to numerous injuries their father had to endure during his active years.
And now that he has made his comeback, it’s a little difficult for Woods to erase the bad memory that his children remember about golf.
Tiger Woods’ Injuries
In 1994, woods underwent a major knee surgery that nearly put an end to his career. He went through a lot of pain that he could barely get up on his feet. He couldn’t even walk properly and his 10-year-old son, Charlie had to witness his suffering as well as his 12-year-old daughter Sam.
After that, Woods withstood another three knee surgeries and four more back surgeries. He had an anterior lumbar interbody fusion in 2017 that allowed him to continue to live the rest of his life painlessly. And because of that, he was able to regain his glory as a professional golfer.
Tiger Wood’s Comeback was Difficult for His Children
However, not everyone was extremely happy about his return. Woods said in an interview that for his kids, all they see was a father that experienced a lot of physical suffering because of the sport. But of course, they were excited and proud of their dad, but they still couldn’t shake their worries off.
At this year’s Masters Tournament at Augusta, his family, including his children, celebrated Woods’ victory for winning his first major championship after 11 years. Despite their dad’s unquestionable skills in golf, they still couldn’t forget the times when their father couldn’t even get off the bed.
It was heartbreaking for Woods because he wanted to show his loved ones that he’s still the legendary Tiger Woods that everyone used to admire so much. He wants his kids to experience the adrenaline rush that he feels whenever the crowd cheers for his victory.
Tiger Woods currently ranks second all-time in PGA Tour wins and men’s major championships. He is considered one of the most prominent players in the history of golf, and one of the most well-known athletes of all time. He took home a total of 81 PGA Tours including 15 majors.
Born on December 30, 1975, Woods learned the sport at a very young age with the help of his father, Earl Woods. He started playing golf as early as three years old, and he made appearances in Golf Digest, and That’s Incredible when he was just five years old.
Golf has always been part of his life, that’s why he wants to replace the unfortunate memory, that his kids remember about the sports he loves.
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