Tiger Woods is my single interest in golf
There is short article on yahoo news about Tiger Woods on-going, 10 month injury during this season's play. I don't play golf, but ever since Tiger came on the scene a few years ago I have been casually watching golf on TV. His courage, focus, and realistic easy-going attitude is a great thing to behold. Of course, his life story is equally interesting, much of it documented in great detail by the media events following him.
Here is a guy who just had surgery to repair a torn ligament on his left knee for an injury which has been bugging him for a good 10 months, yet he outright won the last nine of his 12 tournaments. As if that wasn't enough, he then suffers a double stress fracture of his left tibia while preparing to return to the PGA Tour last month. As videos show, the guy is obviously in pain while he's playing -- but he still wins the U.S. Open!
My feeling has always been I needed to watch Woods play when I could; since, from what my untrained, uninformed mind can tell, he might just be the greatest golf player in history. (The last athlete which transfixed me was Michael Jordan during his Chicago Bull super-season years.)
When athletes rise to the very top of their field, they seem to become representative of that which is more than their sport, for they reveal something virtuous about the perfect mix of great talent, extraordinary self-discipline, and just barely fathomable performances.
There are a couple of links to good videos and a slide show on the Yahoo news story as well.
[image] Lewine Mair "US Open: Tiger Woods holds nerve to claim 14th major in epic duel with Rocco Mediate" Telegraph June 17, 2008 (Accessed June 17, 2008)