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Friendly rivalry: Tiger Woods shares a lighter moment with Rory McIlroy

Friendly rivalry: Tiger Woods shares a lighter moment with Rory McIlroy

Friendly rivalry: Tiger Woods shares a lighter moment with Rory McIlroy

On the eve of the 2019 Masters, Tiger Woods received the US Golf Writers' 'Ben Hogan Award', given to a player who overcomes handicap or serious injury in the game.

The award - named after a nine-time major winner who came back from almost dying in a car crash to win the 1950 US Open - recognised Tiger's return to form after multiple back surgeries. In his acceptance speech, he gave the writers a glimpse of the struggles endured in making that comeback.

"Golf was not in my near future or even distant future," he told them of his predicament after a third operation on his back, two years earlier.


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