Tiger Woods was involved in a near fatal car crash on Tuesday February 23, 2021. The entire sports world collectively held its breath as he endured a 7+ hour long surgery.
Thankfully, it appears that the worst is over and that Tiger is going to survive. While there are still many hurdles to jump (namely, infections) there is a very good chance that he ultimately survives the crash.
I have written about Tiger many many times and there is not much more any of us can say about what he has done for the game of golf.
However as a human being who, like Tiger, has had many ups and downs, I want to send this positivity out into the Universe in the hopes that it helps Tiger to keep things in perspective – the only thing that matters is that he is alive to be a father to his children.
I have been a father for just over 16 months and in that time something amazing has happened. I no longer fear death. I had been going down that path since the existential crisis that followed surviving a house fire, but after the birth of my daughter my life seemed complete. While I do not wish to die, I know that someday I must, I know that I do not control how the Universe unfolds and I am ok with that. However I am not ok with not being there for my daughter. That is the only thought that makes me sad – to think about her growing up without me. As a result surviving to be her father is typically in the front of my mind. I hope Tiger can get to a place where the same is said for him and his children.