Friday, November 27, 2009. That’s the day Tiger Woods’s life changed forever.
Woods had been in the public eye for most of his life. He started playing golf when he was just two years old. By the time he was in high school, he had already appeared on Good Morning America. At 16, he was the youngest player to appear at a tour event held by the Professional Golfers’ Association. By 21, he was the youngest person ever to win the Masters competition.
As an introvert, Woods struggled with fame and attention. He lived under a microscope—and that feeling seemed to grow stronger every day.
The paparazzi’s attention came to a head on that day in November 2009, when Woods’s wife learned about his extramarital affairs and a spectacular fight ensued. Since then, he’s slowly earned his way back into the public’s high regard, going through multiple surgeries and stints in rehab.
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