Tiger Woods’ car accident inspires us for another comeback story

The first reaction is relief, as it should be. Tiger Woods’ injuries are “severe but not life-threatening,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. At a time when there have been too many fatalities in sports and everywhere, 13 months ago, a helicopter that crashed 48 miles from where Woods rolled his SUV on Tuesday morning, including an American death from an epidemic. Hui. There is something to be thankful for.

Description? We will learn them soon. Impact on Woods’ life? Their two children are still fathers. He still has a beautiful future. These are things to celebrate, even if golf is no longer a practical part of that. It is also okay to mourn that part, and perhaps hope to do something else.

Maybe a part of all of us may have already realized that Woods would never have imitated the comet that had blown into the sky in his prime nearly 20 years earlier. But we could still dream. And we can still get a glimpse.

2019 was the Masters, their 15th and most unexpected major, when the world’s top golfers were wiped out in their presence – just as they did back in the day. After acquiring a fifth green jacket, he embraced his children, Sam and Charlie, a circle-of-the-life moment, embracing the 72nd-hole, which he shared with his late father, Earl did.

The vehicle rests on its side after a rollover accident with golfer Tiger Woods along a road in the Rancho Palos Verdes section of Los Angeles.  He was removed through the windshield.
The vehicle rests on its side after a rollover accident with golfer Tiger Woods along a road in the Rancho Palos Verdes section of Los Angeles. He was removed through the windshield.
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He has already made a notable recovery, a decade-long odyssey involving marital infidelity and drug use as well as some self-inflicted craters associated with ruined back and knee problems. But he was a very young man then. He is now 45 years old, a calendar when everyone’s bodies, even healthy elite athletes, start playing tricks with them.

Tiger Woods' car crash means something bigger than the game.
Tiger Woods at the PNC Championship on December 20, 2020.
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There was a day in April 2000; Some of us included Jack Nicklaus from the old media room at August National in the glorious sun of a perfect Georgia day. Two years ago, Niklas performed another notable, spectacular dance around Augusta’s sprawling lawn, which was good enough for sixth place at the age of 58 while firing a final round 68.

But he missed ’99 due to hip surgery, and that’s why we followed him to a spot under the Eisenhower tree with the 17th hole. A champion’s heart and his / hers always outline the rest of his / her body. Nicklaus was no exception. Offered a minor organ proof.

“You have more legs than anything you need in this game,” said Nicklas. “That’s why, for me, the biggest comeback in the history of the game was [Ben] Hogan. There were times when you saw him walking and you were wondering how he got out of bed every morning, let alone a golf course. This is the most incredible thing I’ve seen. “

Hogan was already on his way to golf immortality on the night of February 2, 1949, when he collided with a Greyhound bus on a road outside Van Buren, Texas. He suffered a broken ankle, a broken collarbone, a double-broken pelvis, breaking his ribs. It was doubtful that he would ever leave again. Somehow, after the accident, he won 11 tournaments, including six tournaments, often playing as six or seven events a year.

It is now impossible not to attract Hogan and relate his story with Woods. Woods himself always said that he inspired Hogan’s story during his long journey back from the abyss, which reached a climax in the Butler cabin on April 14, 2019.

A few days ago, Woods accepted the Ben Hogan Award for his remarkable comeback, saying: “It meant a lot to me to receive this award after my name, what Mr. Hogan did was really Was remarkable and in this way it is really special to have my name on the list of recipients. “

Less than two years later, he is back on the hospital bed, his body once again broken. Yes: We must first understand that he enjoys many more decades with his children, and can deal with the excruciating pain he suffers without suffering. They are the most important. And we may have seen his last vision in Augusta, on Pebble Beach, in St. Andrews, at every major golf venue where he worked.

If yes, then we should stop trading.

But we can still expect more from it. You would think that if Tiger Woods’ career taught us one thing, it should always be okay.

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