In the mid-1960s, Tiger Woods was the best golf player in the world.
His name was synonymous with the sport, and it was easy to forget about him.
In his heyday, the 24-year-old had won the Masters six times and the U.S. Open 17 times, and he had played the best of his career at Augusta National.
Woods was beloved by fans and players alike, but he also had a bad reputation.
He was often portrayed as a braggart who made a lot of money on the golf course but didn’t play with the utmost integrity.
He had a habit of hitting his head into the ground when he made mistakes.
And yet, by the time the U,S.
and the world knew that he was a cheater, the public was more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Tiger Woods’ career would eventually take a dark turn, as it has for nearly half a century.
The Tiger Woods story is one of the most complex in sports, and the lessons we learn from the past are worth studying.
Woods went from champion to cheater.
He went from an all-time favorite to an enigma.
He changed his life, and many others.
But the lessons he taught us were far more profound than those of his peers.
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