Tiger Woods Gives Teenage Nepalese Golfer Pratima Sherpa a Private Lesson

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 24, 2018

Tiger Woods hits on the range before a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Pratima Sherpa, an 18-year-old female golfer from Nepal in the United States for the premiere of a film about her upbringing, received a lesson from Tiger Woods on Tuesday.

Bob Harig of ESPN.com provided details of the meeting and 30-minute range session, which took place at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida.

"Pratima is simply incredible," Woods said in an email to Harig. "I read her story and I was amazed. The chance to meet her and talk to her was really inspiring. It was great to witness her journey and to see the happiness she exudes."

Tiger also provided some pictures on Twitter:

Sherpa, who's developed her game at Royal Nepal Golf Club in Kathmandu, told George Ramsay of CNN last September she learned a lot during previous trips to play regional events in the United States.

"In the U.S., there are so many courses with so many different designs," she said. "Some courses were very challenging, but it was important to go, so I could learn more about my game and how it compares with the level in the U.S."

She told Harig that getting to meet Woods on Tuesday was the "best day of my life." 

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