How Tiger Woods’ Masters win is the perfect comeback to a once tragic story

SYDNEY – NOV 12: American Tiger Woods in the third round in the Australian Open at The Lakes golf course. Sydney
(Photo Credit: Tony Bowler)

Tiger Woods is a champion again. The embattled golf pro walked away as the champion of the coveted Masters which takes place in Augusta, Georgia.

It was his first Masters victory since 2005 and his first major win since 2008.

Woods’ story reveals how comebacks in life are possible. Once a figure whose talent allowed him to dominate his sport at an early age, Woods’ life unraveled due to extramarital affairs and alleged drug and sex addictions.

As his personal life went south, his career suffered as well. Woods had issues competing in a sport that he once dominated. Many believed that his best days were behind him and looked for other golfers to be the face of the sport.

But at 43-years-old, Woods’ victory proved to be bittersweet for a man who found a way to believe in himself when most of the world viewed him as a star of the past.

“This is one of the hardest I have had to win because of what transpired in the past,” Woods told reporters following his victory. “I’m at a lost for words. It was special to have my son here. Luck I was able to win.”

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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