You never hear what is just as fundamental and probably truer, which is that Tiger Woods needs golf.
You can witness it by the way he worked his head off to get back in playing shape making stunning progress and convincing the world he was among the favorites to win the Masters this week.
All of this week, you could hear the gratitude in his voice for the chance just to play here.
After made the cut with one stroke to spare at 4 over on Friday, he said, “Six months ago, I didn’t know if I’d be playing golf.
I didn’t know if I’d ever be playing again.
It’s incredible to have the opportunity again, to still come out here and play this golf course.” “I hit my irons awful today, I didn’t control my distance, my shape, spins,” he said, mindful that a bad round of golf is still better than most anything else.
We have all seen the news Woods has made away from the course over the past nine years, almost all of it not good.
For more than 20 years, the relationship between Woods and his sport has been portrayed as a one-way street.
They are the ones here now, reaching out and welcoming Woods back, congratulating him on his progress and encouraging him.