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On a fairway or in a hospital, the story of golf is still Tiger

Golf will never get over Tiger. Not even when he's not playing and you can decide if that's good for a game. PHOTO: AFP
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Golf is paying homage to Tiger Woods. It's going red with respect by wearing his shirt colour. It's stamping his name on golf balls in the way he imprinted himself on history. In his hospital room, a stilled man was so moved by his peers that he tweeted in gratitude. It got 384,000 Twitter likes.

Golf is talking to surgeons who have never met Tiger and reading up on orthopaedics. A newspaper crafted a diagram of imagined breaks of his leg. Everyone's wondering, you know, is there a chance he could one day...

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