The Greatest Comeback Ever?

The Greatest Comeback Ever?
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Was Tiger Woods’ victory in the Tour Championship on September 23 the greatest comeback in sports history? It was, to be sure, huge. Even more, it was Hoganesque. Only 18 months before the win, Woods could barely move, let alone swing a golf club. “I was beyond playing. I couldn’t sit. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t lay down without feeling the pain in my back and my leg,” he says. In April 2017, he was lying on an operating table undergoing spinal fusion surgery, an operation that finally seemed to end years of physical and emotional agony, years that he no longer competed like the all-time great with 14 major championships, years that he barely competed at all. …
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