Tiger's take: "I’ve battled. I’ve tried to hang in there, and I’ve tried to come back and play the great game of golf again."
What the gallery thought: "Sports fans who claim to only watch one or two of the big three — football, basketball and baseball — held watch parties with friends to see if Woods could show glimpses of his former greatness. They found it hard to put into words why they were so excited to watch the only round of golf they had tuned in for in at least a decade." — Chris Clark, The Times and Democrat sports editor
"Because, remember when everybody was talking (expletive) on Tiger Woods, like ‘Oh blah blah, blah blah this, blah blah that,' and then he (expletive) came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’m going to name my album." — Cardi B, music star
Bottom line: There are few athletes, ever, that bring everyone together in some way, shape or form because of their accomplishments in the field of play. Tiger Woods has been one of those athletes his entire career.
For some reason, the fascination with his backstory, his family and his personal life seem to be continually trumped only by his ability to play the game of golf.
This can be tied to what we value most as a culture — a comeback. Woods seems to continually battle back, no matter what the odds.
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