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Dad is Messi of Golf, says Sam Woods

Published : Nov 30, 2017, 2:01 am IST
Updated : Nov 30, 2017, 2:01 am IST

Woods is returning to competition after close to nine months.

Tiger Woods (Photo: AP)
 Tiger Woods (Photo: AP)

Albany: Tiger Woods’ children, Sam and Charlie, think he is a “Youtube golfer”. At least that’s what the 14-time major winner believed all these years until his daughter Sam called him the “Lionel Messi of world golf”.

Woods is returning to competition after close to nine months and the time off from injury provided him the opportunity to fulfill “daddy duties” and see things from a different perspective.

In July this year, Woods took his children to meet Barcelona football stars Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez in Miami. As the children enjoyed their time out with “their heroes”, Woods too returned home a happy man.

In the locker room, Woods introduced them to Messi and asked how they felt about meeting a living legend. His daughter’s answer left him speechless!

Recalls Woods, “It was really a surreal moment for me to step back and watch my kids just really appreciate it and really look at it. I looked at it differently because my daughter says… I said, Isn’t it neat to be a living legend? She said, Yeah, we live with one.”

“I never thought my kids have understood what I’ve been able to do in the game of golf because they always think I am the YouTube golfer. They’ve never seen me in action. Charlie was there at Akron when I won last time, but he doesn’t really remember it, he was too young. They’ve never seen what I can do on a golf course, and then when I started coming back for this event, Sam wanted to go out on the golf course with me.”

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