Tiger's gone, now what?

Twins HinesCorrespondent IJuly 13, 2008

With Tiger gone what’s going to happen to golf? We all have to admit we love watching his shots and emotions on the golf course. People gather around the world to watch him on TV or in person. We enjoy him in every way. You never know what he's going to do.

Tiger was born on December 30th, 1975 in Cypress, California. Tiger always has had a love of the game. He liked it at 10 months old. When he was 10 months old, his dad sat him in the garage for hours and he watched his dad hit a golf ball into a net. He was playing with a putter before he could walk. He would swing it like a driver. His parents said it was such an unusual talent for such a young age.

Tiger wasn’t just born with great skill but also great passion for the sport. Tiger started playing at the public courses when he was younger than four. Tiger and his family couldn’t play or belong to the country clubs because of their skin color. When he was three he hit a 48 on the back nine of the Navy Course in Cypress.

The nation knew about Tiger when he was three years old because he played in a putting contest against Bob Hope, a famous comedian and a dedicated golfer. Then at five he went on a poplar TV show called Incredible. When Tiger was six years old he made a birdie on a 91 yard par three.

Tiger’s parents had a big impact on who he is today. Tiger’s dad helped him a lot with distractions by yelling, screaming, talking, and throwing stuff at him. It might be weird, but it helped Tiger a lot. His mom helped Tiger by balancing his life. She came from Thailand and she taught Buddhism to Tiger. It’s a religion and it goes beyond the suffering and existence of humans. Tiger also won a lot of trophies in his childhood and got a full golf scholarship to Stanford College.

Tiger’s golf game is the best in this decade and probably the best ever. When you look at him play he's very focused. I think Tiger is going to go into the record books for the most majors ever. He can do these shots that are impossible, yet somehow he can do it. Tiger does the Impossible.

That’s why he's so entertaining to watch. I loved during the 2008 U.S Open when he made that putt to play Rocco the next day. His enthusiasm was just so exciting to watch. He really made me pumped because of how excited he was. When I was watching this I was sitting on the edge of my seat. You can learn from Tiger about faith. He never gave up even though he knew that he couldn’t play at clubs and had a disadvantage. Everyone gets exicted when a PGA tournament is going on because Tiger is there. But now Tiger is gone for the season. Are you still going to watch golf? I probably won’t because Tiger got me into the game and got me into watching it. It’s fun watching him although I’m not saying it isn’t fun watching the other players. However, Tiger is the best the world has seen in a long time. He's like a miracle.

Tiger was an inspiration for me and he taught me a lot of things like to Never Give Up. When things get tough you just have to get through it. Practicing makes everything better and it helps you get better.