Sometimes dreams come true. That must have been the thinking of the lucky golf fans who this Saturday morning were at the Son Quint course, located on the Camí de Son Rapinya in Palma, when they saw an entourage appear with Tiger Woods, for many the best golfer in history With permission of Jack Nicklaus, as Spotlight. Woods came, played and left. He did not interact with the club staff or with the fans, although he did smile when they took some pictures of him that soon circulated like wildfire on social networks.
Tiger Woods, Spain
Tiger practiced for two hours, about nine holes, with his son Charlie, who seems to be the offspring with the best chance of making a career in this world, and who caused a sensation at the end of last year in Orlando during a tournament in which parents and Children played in pairs. In it you could see how Charlie is a copy of his father in terms of his poses on the field and also has similarities in swing. Charlie, born 13 years ago when Tiger and the Swedish model Elin Nordegren were a model couple, has turned the ‘Tiger’ into a different person in recent years, as he himself has recognized on different occasions.
Tiger Woods arrived in Mallorca last Thursday afternoon on a private flight, which is, as far as is known, the second visit to Spain. The first was 25 years ago, in 1997, when he went to Valderrama, with Severiano Ballesteros captaining the European team, to play the Ryder Cup for the first time. There he began the ordeal of the ‘Tiger’ with this competition, since he has only managed to win it once (1999) in the eight occasions in which he has played. Tiger achieved one of the biggest pages in golf in 2019 when he won his fifth Augusta Masters after overcoming countless injuries. This victory meant he achieved his 15th ‘big’, three behind the ‘golden bear’ Jack Nicklaus.
On February 23 of last year, Woods suffered his last mishap. He almost lost his right leg after a car accident near Los Angeles. For a year he lived an ordeal trying to recover. He reappeared in 2022 and has played two of the Grand Slams of the season, the Masters, where he made the cut to finish in 47th place, and the British Open, in which he failed to play the weekend. However, that he can continue competing is already considered a feat.