There would have been more than a few red shirts and dusty golf clubs sighted on courses across the region early this week.
After Tiger Woods produced arguably the greatest comeback in sporting history in the wee hours of Monday morning Australian time to claim his fifth green jacket at the Masters in Augusta, Beyond The 18th felt it was only logical to dedicate this week’s edition to the great man.
But it is not just Woods’ feats on the golf course which get him a run in this segment — in fact they are barely the reason at all.
In the same way that the Australian Open tennis tournament fills local courts across the country in January and a home Ashes series packs cricket nets from knock-off till dusk, the emotion on Woods’ face in this picture sends literal shivers down the spine and makes this columnist want to head to the nearest tee.
While it may have been Woods’ first major in 11 years, it is safe to say many of the rounds played in the Goulburn Valley on Monday and yesterday would have been drought-breakers in their own right.
That’s just the kind of effect a win like this from Woods has beyond 18th holes across the world.
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