Within the aftermath of his arrest, golf couldn’t have been farther from Woods’s thoughts. He entered an inpatient remedy program for habit to prescription medicines and had the driving underneath the affect fees in opposition to him have been dropped.
“I used to be struggling there for some time, and now I’m on the opposite finish of the spectrum,” Woods stated Sunday. “I don’t have the ache, which is unimaginable, and I’m ready to do that once more, one thing I like and one thing that I’ve been doing for a really very long time. Golf’s been part of my life ever since I can bear in mind, and I didn’t know if I might ever be part of the sport once more.”
With 79 Tour victories, together with 14 majors, Woods has nothing left to show. His comeback already has succeeded in profitable him a brand new era of followers. The pulsing gallery ringing the primary tee on Sunday when Woods teed off alongside Whee Kim and J.B. Holmes included dozens of kids who weren’t born when Woods final gained a significant, on the 2008 United States Open.
Dora Nevarrez, 6, and her brother, Nolan, 5, knew Woods largely as a personality in one of many video video games they play with their father, Christian, who introduced them to Muirfield Village so they might behold Woods within the flesh. Behind the outlet, peering out from underneath the signpost figuring out the primary tee, Josh Braver snapped a photograph of Woods’s comply with via whereas his five-year-old son, Luke, gazed on the picture on the viewfinder.
When requested what he is aware of about Woods, Luke Braver stated, “He was actually, actually good till he harm his again. He gained nearly each single time he performed.”
Alongside the second fairway, Caleb Williams, 10, and his mother and father, Heidi and Keith, staked out a spot alongside the gallery rope. Williams and his mom posed as his father waited to take the photograph till Woods strolled into the background.