Tiger Woods made a feel-good return at the 2022 Masters, his first golf event in nearly 17 months. Though he finished with a 6-over 78, merely competing was spectacular in its own right.
On February 23, 2021, Woods was hospitalized following a serious car crash. Months later, the 15-time majors champion said he was “lucky to be alive” and that there was once a “50-50” chance doctors would need to amputate part of his right leg.
He instead walked into Augusta National and made the cut by scoring 1-under in his first round back. Tiger’s daughter, Sam Woods, was one of many to marvel over his comeback.
In a story by Golf Magazine‘s Dylan Dethier, she commented on her father’s improbable journey.
“It’s miraculous,” Sam said. “It shouldn’t be happening.”Sam eloquently introduced her father at his World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month. When speaking about last year’s harrowing incident, she said the family “didn’t know if you’d come home with two legs or not