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Why Tiger Woods is the greatest story in sport right now

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The TV commentator nailed it in the moments after Tiger Woods sunk his putt on the eighteenth hole at Augusta to win his fifth Masters, his fifteenth Major and first in over a decade, to be engulfed by his fellow players, his children, his aged mother and history itself, all as the crowd chanted: “Tiger! Tiger! TIGER!”


“I never thought we’d see anything that would rival that hug with his father in 1997,” the commentator said as the patrons continued to roar, stomp and cheer as he made his way through the throbbing throng. “But we just did. That would be the greatest scene in the golf forever ... that hug with his children. The whole euphoria of everything, the patrons, his emotion, the chanting. We will never see anything as exhilarating as that. Congratulations Tiger. Unbelievable.”

And it really was.

Here was a man once revered like no other, then reviled like no other; who had it all, lost it all; was broken physically, crushed mentally, and now against all odds........

© The Age