Tiger Woods’ Father’s Day tweet will give you goosebumps
As often happens, Father’s Day falls on the same day as the final round of the U.S. Open this year, and the pros at Pebble Beach are taking note. As he often does, Tiger Woods won the day with his own particularly touching Masters-themed Father’s Day message.
Sunday morning, Woods tweeted out a compilation of three photos. One featured a 21-year-old Woods embracing his dad, Earl, after winning the 1997 Masters, which has become an indelible image in golf history.
The other two photos showed a similar scene set beside the 18th green at Augusta National. But in these images, it’s not 1997, it’s 2019, and Woods is playing the role of dad while hugging his two young children, Sam and Charlie, after capturing his 15th major title.
Tiger included a hearfelt message directed at his own father, who died in 2006, writing, “Life came full circle for me this year. Happy Father’s Day Pops and to all Fathers. You’ve taught me so much about the game and how to be there for Sam and Charlie. We miss you.”
Life came full circle for me this year. Happy Father’s Day Pops and to all Fathers. You’ve taught me so much about the game and how to be there for Sam and Charlie. We miss you. pic.twitter.com/tZkpu9m0vQ
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 16, 2019
It was a fitting tribute to his dad, who guided Tiger throughout his early career on the golf course. Tiger’s celebration with his family at this year’s Masters, which mirrored Tiger and Earl’s tearful celebration 22 years earlier, has already gained legendary status.
If he can pull of a round for the ages on Sunday at Pebble Beach, he could put the perfect exclamation point on his Father’s Day celebration. But thanks to his epic triumph at Augusta in front of his kids, this Father’s Day will be extra special for Woods no matter happens on the course Sunday.
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