Tiger Woods made a feel-good return at the 2022 Masters, his first golf event in nearly 17 months. Though he finished with a 6-over 78, merely competing was spectacular in its own right.
On February 23, 2021, Woods was hospitalized following a serious car crash. Months later, the 15-time majors champion said he was “lucky to be alive” and that there was once a “50-50” chance doctors would need to amputate part of his right leg.
He rather strolled into Augusta National and got it done by scoring 1-under in his first round back. Tiger’s girl, Sam Woods, was one of numerous to wonder over his rebound.
In a story by Golf Magazine‘s Dylan Dethier, she commented on her father’s improbable journey.
Sam eloquently introduced her father at his World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month. When speaking about last year’s harrowing incident, she said the family “didn’t know if you’d come home with two legs or not.”
“This is why you deserve this,” she said. “Because you’re a fighter. You defy the odds every time.”
It was truly incredible to see Woods back and well at the Masters. While the 46-year-old will have to see how his body feels after the four-day event, he declared early intentions of participating in The Open Championship this July.