Woods for the win


Hunter Martin from Augusta National

After the fight of a lifetime, Tiger Woods is finally back to who we all know as one of the best golfers of all time.

Throughout the past few years, Woods created a better life for himself and started to get back into his golf game. He finally showed off his skills in the 2019 Masters Tournament, where he won by 1 stroke from 3 other golfers, including Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, and Brooks Koepka. He finished the round with 13 under par. With this win, he is now the oldest golfer that ever won the masters.

Within the last few years, he has started what has been referred to as the greatest comeback of all time. Where he has won a few different tournaments, he fought tooth and nail to get back to where he is now.

Maddie McCurdy, a girls golf player for Hillcrest said, “After everything he’s gone through, this is a very good turnout for him, because he finally got through the rough patches in his life, and is finally on the green where he belongs.”

Tiger Woods started his career of golfing at the age of 3 where he shot 16 over par, better than majority of golfers in their teens. After that, he won his first Drive, Chip, and Putt Tournament under the age of 10. His career snowballed after that from first breaking 80 at the age of eight. In the years of 1991-1992, he competed and won at the US Junior Tour Amateur Championship.

He was awarded the youngest player who ever won The Masters Tournament at the age of 21 in 1997. He was now the youngest player that ever won the tournament. Following that, he won 13 different majors including 3 other Masters, 4 PGA Championships, 3 US Opens, and 3 British Opens.

The year of 2009 changed his life forever, where he had an affair. At the end of November, he was heading home from his Florida mansion at 2:30 in the morning where he got in a crash which made him not participate in any tournaments throughout the rest of the year. This created even more of a longer road to recovery. You can find more information on his Wikipedia page.

He apologized many times to his family and friends for the road his went through, and what they are going through. In 2010, he divorced to his wife, Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren, a Swedish model.

In 2017, he also was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence. His vehicle was stationary in the traffic lane. He plead guilty, which got him a year of probation, $250 fine, and had to do 50 hours worth of community service.