Did you see it?
Did you see Tiger win the Masters?
Did you see the last shot?
Did you see Tiger’s fist pump?
Tiger on the green. Tiger walking off. The Crowd. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have been Tiger or even be in that crowd.
Did you see the high fives?
Did you see the fist bumps?
Did you see the handshakes?
Did you see the hugs?
Did you see the tears?
Did you see the smiles?
If you didn’t, go google and watch. You don’t have to like golf to love this moment. You don’t have to know a putter from a driver to appreciate what Tiger has done.
Wrap your head around this; he’s gone through a nasty public divorce, an embarrassing mug shot from his DUI arrest when he took a bad mix of painkillers, and four back surgeries, with the most recent to fuse his lower spine. And now 14 years later he wins the Masters for the fourth time!
Tiger exemplifies those of us that have had to grind it out in this tough car business. Tiger gives us all hope that with hard work and perseverance we can push through to victory regardless of the odds and circumstances.
The story isn’t perfect. They never are. We never are. But it’s a heck of a good one. Watch closely kids. Being great is one thing. Being great after falling out of grace takes twice as much work and ten times as much courage. That’s the good stuff in life. That’s why a bunch of old dudes got tears in their eyes. That’s why you can, even when you think you can’t.
That’s what Champions do. Be a Tiger. That’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs