La Jolla, CA–Tiger Woods recently won the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines despite a painful injury, and there was a beautiful little scene afterwards.
Tiger was walking while holding his little 1-year-old daughter Sam Alexis Woods in his arms. Given the media crush and his leg injury, he decided to hand the girl over to his wife Elin Nordegren.
Once the girl was in mom’s arms she immediately turned back to dad and reached for him, and Tiger took her back. It was a touching scene that brings back wonderful memories for any dad.
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According to the People magazine article Tiger Woods Calls Daughter the ‘Greatest Thing in the World’:
“After his historic (and close) victory in San Diego, following months of knee troubles, Woods said, ‘There’s no way I could have gotten through this without Sam being there … just watching her grow, walking, running now, it’s been just the greatest thing in the world.'”
As we’ve previously discussed, Tiger Woods was very close to his late father Earl, and credits Earl with much of his success. To learn more, click here.
Also, see the recent ESPN story The connection still between Tiger and his late father helped Woods win Open (6/21/08).