Golfing champion Tiger Woods became overwhelmed with emotion while accepting his place in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The 46-year-old golfing legend was introduced by his 14-year-old daughter, Sam, before he delivered emotional remarks that didn’t bring up any of his 82 PGA Tour victories or multiple surgeries he had to endure. Woods instead talked about the second mortgage his parents, took out so he could play in the junior circuit in his home state of California.
He held back tears describing the lessons his late father, Earl Woods, instilled in him, including that he would have to work for and earn anything he wanted.
“If you don’t go out there and put in work, you don’t go out and put in the effort, one, you’re not going to get the results,” Woods said. “But two, and more importantly, you don’t deserve it. You need to earn it. So that defined my upbringing. That defined my career.”