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‘We didn’t know if you’d come home’: Tiger Woods’ daughter Sam, 14, gives moving speech at Hall of Fame

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  • Golf legend Tiger Woods, 46, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday as his family sat in the front row.
  • Woods’ daughter Sam, 14, presented her father at the ceremony with a moving speech about his “fighter spirit,” in reference to his physical and emotional recovery from a near-fatal car crash in 2021.
  • “We didn’t know if you’d come home with two legs or not,” she said at the podium. “Now, [you’re] not only about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but you’re standing here on your own two feet.”
  • Both Sam and Woods’ son Charlie, 13, are the children of Woods’ ex-wife, former Swedish model Elin Nordegren, whom he divorced in 2010.
  • Woods is often regarded as the best golf player in history, with 82 PGA tour wins. He was the youngest Masters champion at the age of 21 years and was also the first major championship winner of African or Asian heritage.

“I had to be twice as good to be given a chance,” golf legend Tiger Woods said at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

On Wednesday, March 9, golf legend Tiger Woods, 46, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in front of his family and friends. His daughter Sam, 14, presented her father at the event in a moving speech that celebrated both his physical and emotional recovery over the past year. Referring to his near-fatal car crash in 2021, she expressed how proud she was of his “fighter spirit.”