Tiger Woods tears up during daughter’s epic Hall of Fame Speech: ‘You defied the odds every time’

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Golf legend Tiger Woods’ 14-year-old daughter, Sam, gave a moving and loving World Golf Hall of Fame speech on Wednesday night where she melted his heart and said, “Dad, I inducted you into the Dad Hall of Fame a long time ago,” then gave him a hug as he teared up over her words.

Woods, 46, has had a stunning 82 career wins. Fifteen of those were major championships. But none of those wins moved him the way his daughter’s words did in tribute to him as a father and to his career.

Wearing signature red, Sam recounted the day she was born which was the same day of the final round of the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont.

“In 2007, my dad got himself in position to make an 18-foot putt to force a U.S. Open playoff, which he missed by a foot,” she said. “He then had to rush to the airport, flew from Pittsburgh to Orlando, and drove to the Winnie Palmer Hospital. Within five minutes of walking into the hospital room, still wearing his red golf shirt, on June 18th, I was born. He may have lost that day, but he won the greatest gift of all.”

Her story got a huge round of applause from golf’s greatest stars who were attending the event. Her father was visibly proud of his daughter and his emotional response could not be contained.

“Crap,’’ Woods said with tears in his eyes. “I just lost a bet to [Steve] Stricker that I wouldn’t cry. Thank you, Sam.”

A poignant moment during Sam’s recollection of her father’s car crash in February 2021 also moved those in attendance. Woods had to have multiple surgeries on his right leg and did not know at the time if it could be saved. The horrific accident kept him off the PGA Tour.

“We didn’t know if you’d come home with two legs or not,” she recalled. “Now not only are you about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but you’re standing here on your own two feet. This is why you deserve this… because you’re a fighter.”

Woods has also had multiple back surgeries but overcame his physical problems to win the 2019 Masters. His induction into the Hall of Fame was as much about his perseverance, courage, and determination in overcoming his hardships as it was about his legendary golfing prowess.

Woods has five Masters green jackets to his name. He has won three U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and four PGA Championships. He has influenced every winner on the circuit and has been the ultimate professional while winning.

He told a story about playing a tournament at a country club where he wasn’t allowed in the clubhouse because of the color of his skin. So, instead, he said, he focused on breaking course records.

“So I was denied access into the clubhouses. That’s fine. Put my shoes on here in the parking lot,’ Woods recalled. “I asked two questions only, that was it. Where was the first tee, and what was the course record? Not complicated.”

He spoke of his parents taking out a second mortgage so he could play the junior circuit in California. He visibly choked up when he mentioned his late father who told him he would have to earn everything he wanted.

“If you don’t go out there and put in the work, you don’t go out and put in the effort, one, you’re not going to get the results,” Woods warned. “But two, and more importantly, you don’t deserve it. You need to earn it. So that defined my upbringing. That defined my career.”

“I know that golf is an individual sport,” he noted. “We do things on our own a lot for hours on end, but in my case, I didn’t get here alone. I had unbelievable parents, mentors, friends, who allowed me and supported me in the toughest times, the darkest of times, and celebrated the highest of times.”

“Besides entertaining all of us for 20 years and doing unbelievable things, he inspired the generation of players you’re seeing today,” No. 1-ranked Jon Rahm declared, according to the New York Post.

“He’s everything,” No. 2-ranked Collin Morikawa admiringly stated. “I grew up watching him. I wanted to compete against him. You wanted to be No. 1 in the world. I just wanted to meet him.”

“When I was in high school, golf was still kind of not really considered a cool sport to play,” golfer Dustin Johnson said according to the media outlet. “You kind of were a dork if you played golf. But Tiger made it actually a cool sport to play. Everybody wanted to be like Tiger.”

Woods’ entire family was present at his induction, including his daughter Sam, his son Charlie, 13, his mom Kultida Woods, 78, and longtime girlfriend Erica Herman who cheered him on from the front row at the Florida museum.


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