Cape Town - Tiger Woods embraced his children and
had a quiet word with them after his superb showing at the Open
Championship this past weekend.
former world number one found himself with a share of the lead on
Sunday afternoon with just eight holes to play at Carnoustie.
golf at The Open is never easy and Woods double-bogeyed the 11th and
put himself out of contention altogether with another dropped shot on
the 12th, signing for a final round 71.
Woods walked off the course and his two children, 11-year-old Sam and 9-year-old Charlie greeted him with warm embrace.
told them I tried and I said, ‘Hopefully you’re proud of your pops for
trying as hard as I did,’” the 14-time major winner told Golf Channel.
pretty emotional because they gave me some pretty significant hugs
there and squeezed. I know that they know how much this championship
means to me and how much it feels good to be back playing again.
for them to understand what I was doing early in my career, the only
thing they’ve seen is my struggles and the pain I was going through.
“Now they just want to go play soccer with me, it’s just such a great feeling.”
T6 finish at Carnoustie is the brightest feather in his cap so far
since his return to golf after a plethora of back issues. Having started
the year ranked 539th, the American has broken back into the top 50
this week for the first time since 2014.