Earl taught Tiger the art of winning
This article originally appeared on GolfDigest.com, Jan. 26, 2005.
Tiger Woods walks away with his 41st trophy, flashing that Cheshire grin again, and it goes right to his point about the art of winning. There was something different that he had that nobody else had coming down the stretch at the Buick Invitational. Luck. Nerve. Skill. Will. This was the old Tiger. Actually it was the Tiger who was playing like a kid again.
It brought back the counter-thoughts B.J. Wie had in last ...
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Earl Woods: 1932-2006
Born: March 5, 1932, in Manhattan, Kan., the youngest of six children
Died: May 3, 2006, in Cypress, Calif.
Education: Kansas State, sociology, graduated 1953
Profession: Retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army; served two tours of duty in Vietnam
Wife: Kultida; married in 1969
• Diagnosed with prostate cancer, 1998; cancer returned, 2004
Quote: "I knew Tiger was special the day he was born." Earl Woods, in a May 2000 interview with The Associated Press.
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