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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 147
"On Saturday, I got a letter from Tiger! He told me that he used to stutter too. We are going to frame the letter,” Dillon wrote. “We have never seen a golf tournament in person, only on TV. I told my mum that when my leg gets better, I think that would be a fun thing to do." “I hope that one other person out there that is also having struggles, will hear my story and realise suicide is not the answer and maybe it can help them.” The cynics among us will argue that it’s all very convenient for Woods, who sorely needs some good publicity right about now, due to his form woes and the breakdown of his relationship with Lindsey Vonn. They’ll argue that the most genuine acts of kindness are the ones that happen when no one’s looking, that no one knows about and that don’t enjoy worldwide press coverage. Stories like J.J. Henry phoning the organisers at the Wells Fargo Championship just to check that they’ll let him be a part of Wells Fargo’s “read-to” children’s program again, because he enjoyed it so much the previous year, are equally as meaningful as Woods’ deed, yet rarely see the light of day because the players are simply happy that they’re in a privileged position and can contribute their time to a worthy cause. But Woods can’t help that. He didn’t have to write the letter, and he didn’t tell anyone to tell the world about it. What he has done is shown the kind of compassion that many critics would have questioned he possessed. So let’s just accept it for what it is: an immensely powerful and wealthy man doing something that’s every bit as meaningful as his glittering golfing career, but doing it with a piece of paper and a few minutes of his time. It shouldn’t matter to you what lurks in Woods’ past. And it certainly doesn’t matter to a young kid named Dillon. OTG RARELY DO WE SEE WOODS INTERACTING WITH FANS ON THE COURSE. AWAY FROM IT, HOWEVER, IS A DIFFERENT STORY. "SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT YOU LIKE WATCHING ME PLAY GOLF. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT, AND I ALSO WANT TO SAY HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU."
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