On April 14, Tiger Woods won his fifth US Masters title, at the age of 43, after years in the sporting wilderness. In a nonsporting context, I might normally take the time to explain the meaning of the tournament and of Woods himself. But this is Tiger Woods — there are relatively few people who, over the past 22 years, will not have heard of him and not know what the US Masters represents. Last Sunday’s win was poignant because Woods first won the US Masters 22 years ago, in 1997, and last won it 14 years ago, in 2005. In fact, the last time Woods won any major golf tournament was in 2008 — more than 11 years ago. Imagine that: 11 years without a major win, and then winning in such a manner. Imagine being on top for so many years — as Woods was until 2008 — then crashing down, and staying down, only to climb back to the top after a long, difficult decade. Woods’ tale is the comeback story of the year, not just in sport but also, it seems, in life. It’s possibly even the comeback st...

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