Sporting Life

Tiger Woods' second place a surprise, but yet confirms his genius

Tiger Woods reacts after making a 35 foot putt for birdie on the 17th during the final round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament.PHOTO: REUTERS

Of all the welcome, refreshing madness of a Woodsian weekend, where I was TV-less and sleepless, rising at 3am to check his scores on my phone, one imaginary conversation between a father and his grown-up son kept going through my head:

Listen kid,

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2018, with the headline 'Tiger's second place a surprise, yet confirms his genius'. Subscribe