Tiger Woods may or may not be the greatest of all time, as his girlfriend claimed Sunday, but his 79th career PGA Tour was definitely one of his most special.
He savored it with his four-year-old son, Charlie.
“This is the first win he’s ever been at. That’s what makes it special for both of us,” said Woods after he destroyed the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational field.
“He’s never seen me win a golf tournament.”
With his son accompanying to the clubhouse after the win, and in speaking to the media, the top-ranked golfer offered a brief look into his private life.
“It was awfully special for me to have him here to witness it because he understands it now,” he added. “He understands when I make birdie, when I make par."
"It’s just special to share that kind of moment.”
Woods has kept his family out of the spotlight in the aftermath of his divorce from Elin Nordegren and the intense scrutiny that surrounded the scandal.
But by winning this tournament and celebrating with his son, Woods is again offering a once-rare glimpse of him as a family man, father and human being.
Earlier this year, he went public on Facebook to confirm his romance with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, which would have been unheard of in years past.
He is closing in on Sam Snead's record 82 career wins, but hopefully many more simpler, tender moments like this that really count are in his future.