In 1997, I used to be fortunate sufficient to get tickets to the Masters. That was the 12 months Tiger received his first Masters. I keep in mind it so effectively… Woods, in purple for the ultimate day, striding up the 18th fairway to say the best prize in golf. It was the beginning of an unbelievable run.
Only a few years later, Tiger had fallen. First, it was private issues that spilled out into full public view and he left the sport for a 12 months — after an emotional public apology.
However he could not come again to the sport due to damage. He had a nasty again. That’s a major problem for a world-class golfer. He had a quick come-back, however the again downside would not go away, and he once more withdrew.
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As a final resort, he had a dangerous “fusion” surgical procedure and it labored. Tiger had been given one other shot at greatness. And he took it. Final month he received the Masters.
And Monday, in a particular ceremony within the White Home Rose Backyard, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mr. Trump stated Tiger was a “legend.” And so he’s.
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My level is that this: redemption is feasible. Tiger Woods is aware of the depths. He is been there. However with guts, honesty, perseverance and a number of expertise, he got here again. He was redeemed.
There’s a lesson right here about America. On this nation, when you do the appropriate factor, and you’ll come again. Redemption is feasible.
Tailored from Stuart Varney’s “My Take” on Fox Nation on Could 7, 2019.