Woods may have been a problematic protagonist, a complicated hero. But each cast in every story follows a character arc, and this may be the character development we—and Woods himself—have long been waiting for, to set aside, if not absolve, his past infirmities.
Indubitably, Woods has revitalized golf. At the peak of his career, television ratings of golf tournaments have shown that the sport has had more viewers than basketball and football. He has changed the face of golf racially, socially, culturally, and in many ways he might not recognize.
People may argue on whether or not this is the greatest reemergence in the history of sports. But such an argument has little to no relevance when one looks at the bigger picture: Tiger Woods’ victory may not be the sport industry’s best comeback, but it is his life’s unrivalled return—and that is all that matters.
Meanwhile, here are some of the prominent personalities’ reactions about Woods’ comeback.
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