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Tiger Woods got choked up Tuesday while talking to the media about his 2019 Masters win and how special it was to win it with his son, Charlie, looking on. Tiger said it reminded him of moments he shared with his father. That’s when things got emotional for the 44-year-old with 15 major titles, but the only one since his son was born in 2009.
“I still get chills just thinking about it,” Woods said. “Coming up 18, knowing that all I had to do was to two-putt that 15-footer. Seeing my family there, my mom and my kids and all of the people that helped support me, were there for me through the tough times.
“Walking up there, I was just trying not to lose it. When I walked off the back of the green, to see Charlie there and just open up our arms. It meant a lot to me, and it still does. It reminded me so much of me and my dad. To come full circle like that, I get a bit teary.”
There’s good reason for Tiger to get teary. The hug with Charlie took place in nearly the same exact spot that Tiger hugged Earl Woods after winning the 1997 Masters.
”It’s an understanding that he and I have,” Earl told the New York Times in 1997 about the embrace after winning the Masters. ”I want him, when he brings it to closure, I want to have him in my arms. I told him right then, let it go. He knows that all the heartbreak and effort and strain and tension is over, that he’s safe in dad’s arms.”
Tiger Woods chokes up recounting his 2019 Masters Sunday. #themasters pic.twitter.com/s9xNPh1Upi
— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 10, 2020
If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye you’re not human. In ‘97 we saw Tiger hug his father after winning his 1st Masters. Today Tiger hugs his son Charlie after winning his 1st major in 11 years. There is nothing in sports like The Masters. #TigerWoods pic.twitter.com/6Bn5ecIeQs
— Andrew Baker (@abakesports) April 14, 2019
After Tiger Woods won his first Masters in 1997, he embraced his father, Earl.
22 years later after winning his 5th Masters, he got to share that same moment with his own son, Charlie. pic.twitter.com/BqH1AyvM6A
— ESPN (@espn) April 15, 2019
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How bout when Eldrick went out and screwed around multiple times on his loving wife while she was pregnant delivering his child what a douche bag.